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June 11, 2014

Live Oak bank robber's trial tentatively set

Live Oak — A Leon County man who was accused of robbing two banks in Live Oak was indicted on two counts of robbery while masked, according to the Suwannee County Clerk of Court’s Office.

Kenneth Lamar Ellington, 45, current address Suwannee County Jail, is scheduled for motion hearing on July 7. If there are no motions to be heard, Ellington’s next day in court will be pre-trial on Aug. 11. Ellington could enter a plea on motion that day or at pre-trial. Trial for the case has been tentatively set for Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014.

Ellington is believed to have robbed TD Bank and First Federal Bank of Florida South Branch, both in Live Oak, on the same day on April 9.

According to the Live Oak Police Department, evidence from the two robberies was submitted to the FDLE Crime Lab in Tallahassee for analysis. The following day, 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 and Ellington was captured in Tallahassee on Monday, April 14.

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

 

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