JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Jefferson City man was arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly trying to rob a bank.
Deandre Hughes, 20, is charged with first-degree attempted robbery and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held without bond at the Cole County Jail. An arraignment hearing was held Friday morning at the Cole County Circuit Court.
A witness who worked at Hawthorne Bank South allegedly told police that Hughes entered the bank within the past couple of weeks and recognized her as a classmate. Hughes allegedly told her they should meet.
Hughes allegedly told the witness on Monday that he planned to rob the bank before he knew she worked there and then threatened to kill her if she told anyone, according to the probable cause statement. The witness told their supervisor about the interaction.
Hughes then arrived to the bank Wednesday morning while wearing a ski mask, according to the probable cause statement. The witness was afraid he’d try to rob the bank and told the supervisor, who called police. Hughes was then arrested.
A pill bottle was found on Hughes allegedly containing cocaine. Hughes initially denied making remarks about robbing the bank to police, but then allegedly said he was joking, the probable cause statement says.