Officers from the Lawrence Police Department responded to the report of a robbery at US Bank, 1807 West 23rd Street. Employees reported a lone suspect entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot.
Officers canvassed the area and contacted an individual nearby who matched the description of the suspect. That individual was identified as Matthew W. Headley, age 37, who resides near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Investigators interviewed the suspect yesterday but did not have sufficient probable cause to make an arrest at that time.
Today investigators examined physical evidence related to the crime and determined sufficient probable cause existed to arrest Mr. Headley. Through the assistance of the Kansas Highway Patrol, Mr. Headley was taken into custody while traveling west on Interstate 70 near Colby, Kansas. Arrangements are being made to transport Mr. Headley back to Douglas County.
The Lawrence Police Department extends thanks to the Lawrence community, as well as agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Highway Patrol for their part in bringing quick resolution to this situation.