Sheriff investigates Carrollton robbery

Published 7:27 pm Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that happened Friday in Carrollton and has made two arrests.

The Old Point National Bank on Carrollton Boulevard was robbed Friday by a white male wearing a fake beard and tattoo sleeve along with sunglasses and a ball cap, according to a press release from the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office.

A gray Chrysler Sebring was seen leaving the bank, according to the press release. Patrol units also received information that a second vehicle related to the incident was in Newport News near 73rd Street and Warwick Boulevard.

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An Isle of Wight County patrol unit responded to the area and saw a passenger flee on foot and throw an object as he approached. That object was later determined to be the disguise worn during the robbery, according to the press release.

The driver of the Nissan was identified as Roscoe Freeman, 33, of the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue in Newport News, the press release stated.

The passenger who fled was identified as Russell Hudgins, 33, of the 500 block of Powellsville Road in Newport News, according to the release. A search began with the assistance of the Newport News Police Department, Newport News Fire Marshal’s Office, York County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. He was taken into custody by the Newport News Police Department.

Hudgins was also a suspect in a series of bank robberies in York County and had warrants for his arrest, according to the release.

Both were charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony in the Carrollton robbery. Hudgins also was charged with wearing a mask in public and possession of stolen property.

Both were taken to Western Tidewater Regional Jail on a no bond status.