Bank robbery suspects indicted

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 7, 2017

The two Andalusia men charged in the December 2016 robbery of the First National Bank of Dozier were indicted by a Crenshaw County Grand Jury recently.

Darren Hayes, 39, and Darryl Hayes, 29, were each indicted on first degree robbery charges.

The robbery occurred on Fri., Dec. 23, just before 11 a.m., when the pair entered the bank in Dozier and 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 heard the call go out.

The pair was captured at the Beeline convenience store in Brantley by Brantley Police Department 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.

According to the indictment, the brothers allegedly stole $1,856 and used force or threatened the imminent use of force against the owner or any person present with the intent to overcome their physical resistance or physical power of resistance.

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

Crenshaw County Circuit Clerk Jeannie Gibson said the case is set for call of criminal docket on Oct. 2.

Darren Hayes

Darryl Hanes