Attempted robbery suspect caught

With the public’s assistance, Forest City Police Department identified Jerry Hover Tinsley, age 38, as the suspect in the attempted robbery of 5/3 Bank in Forest City.

Tinsley is currently on federal probation for several bank robberies in Alabama. At the request of Forest City Police Department, deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were requested to check Tinsley’s residence on Baber Road in Rutherfordton.

Deputies arrested Tinsley hiding in the wood line at his residence.

Chief Jackson would like to thank everyone who assisted. From those in our community who called and messaged us with information, deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office who responded and assisted with the scene and the apprehension of the suspect.

Jackson also commended his staff who worked closely together to investigate the incident and followup on leads as they came in, which ultimately lead to the identification of the suspect. It was truly a team effort by all!