Suwannee Democrat


April 22, 2014

Bank robbery suspect now in Suwannee County Jail

Ellington faces two counts of robbery while masked

Live Oak —

A Quincy man suspected of two Live Oak bank robberies is now in the Suwannee County Jail after he was captured by the Tallahassee Police Department last week and faces two counts of robbery while masked.

Kenneth Lamar Ellington, 45, 37 Whispering Pines Lane, Quincy, reportedly robbed TD Bank around 10:30 a.m. and First Federal Bank of Florida South Branch around 2 p.m. on April 9, by passing a note to a teller at each location. Ellington was allegedly wearing a knitted hat, dark jacket, boots and a wig.

According to a press release from the LOPD, evidence from the two robberies was submitted to the FDLE Crime Lab in Tallahassee for analysis. Later in the day on Thursday, April 10, investigators were notified that a match was made to a subject by the name of Kenneth Lamar Ellington. Photos of Ellington were located and reviewed by the detectives to further confirm the match. An arrest warrant was issued later that day on Ellington for the TD Bank robbery since prints at that robbery matched his. Based on the evidence collected and examined, Ellington was also charged with the FFBF robbery. 

After the arrest warrant was issued, assistance was requested from FDLE, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Tallahassee Police Department in possibly locating Ellington due to him living in that area. Local and state wide “be on the look outs” (BOLOs) were issued for Ellington. On Monday, April 14, a surveillance operation was being conducted on the possible whereabouts of Ellington, locating him in Eastern Leon County. Ellington was located around 11 a.m. by the Tallahassee Police Department and taken into custody without incident from a traffic stop. 

According to reports, Ellington is a suspect in two bank robberies that occurred in Perry and Tallahassee just weeks before the Live Oak robberies.

Ellington was held in the Leon County Jail until last Wednesday when he was transported to the Suwannee County Jail. 

Ellington has been charged with two counts of robbery while masked.

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