UPDATE: Authorities arrest suspected Henry County bank robber

Jonathon Wesley Garrett was arrested near Jamestown, NC



Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Valley Star Credit Union robbery. 

36-year old Jonathon Wesley Garrett, of Jamestown, North Carolina, was arrested near his home by the Greensboro and High Point Police Departments. 

Garrett is charged with bank robbery and the use or display of a firearm in committing a felony. Both charges are felonies. 

Garrett is awaiting extradition in a North Carolina jail. He will be brought back to Henry County to face those charges. 


A search is underway for a suspected bank robber in Henry County.

At 4:16 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the Valley Star Credit Union at 41 Wheeler Ave. in Collinsville, approached a teller and presented a note demanding money, according to the Henry County Sheriff's Office.  

Authorities say the man placed his hand in his pocket on an object that appeared to be a firearm although an actual firearm was not displayed.

The suspect is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 230 pounds with dark hair.

He's believed to be in his mid-30s.

He then left the credit union in a gold SUV with an undisclosed amount of money.

The Sheriff's Office says no one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751.

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