Dozier bank robbery case sent to grand jury

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 3, 2017

The case against the two Andalusia men charged in the December 2016 robbery of the First National Bank in Dozier have been turned over to the grand jury.

“Both were waived to the grand jury,” Crenshaw County Circuit Clerk Jeannie Gibson said. “The next grand jury term begins Aug. 7, 2017.”

Darryl Hayes

Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes, 39, and Darryl Hayes, 29, are each charged with robbery first and are held on a $1 million bond in the Crenshaw County Jail.

The men, who are brothers, are being represented by Luverne attorney Mark Smyth.

The robbery occurred on Fri., Dec. 23, just before 11 a.m., when the pair demanded money from the teller.

Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks was the first law enforcement officer on the scene. Meeks lives near the county line and responded when he hear the call go out.

The pair was captured at the Beeline in Brantley by Brantley Assistant Chief Drew Morgan.

Crenshaw County Sheriff Mickey Powell previously called the case an open and shut case, and said that one of the brothers had all the cash on his person.

Powell also said the brothers had confessed to the robbery.