Posted: Jul 17, 2012 6:34 PM by Steven Albritton
Updated: Jul 17, 2012 6:39 PM
Kimrick Lewis got good news when he learned three charges of armed robbery would be dropped against him. When the Gulf Coast Banks were robbed, he was picked out of a police line up of suspects.
"After the second robbery we had developed Kimrick Lewis as a suspect. That was based on a tip we received from someone who he had a relationship. We had him identified based off of information that had been put out to the media," Corporal Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department said.
Lewis was placed in the area of the robberies at that time.
"When Kimrick Lewis was brought before a judge for the probable cause hearing, that was the information that was presented to them. And as a result of that, the judge advised that it would proceed to trial," Mouton said.
But when new information came in they knew they had to continue the investigation to the possibility of a new suspect.
"Basically we sent investigators to Sulphur with a search warrant for the suspect they had in custody, DNA, as well as to interview him regarding the bank robbery that occurred here in Lafayette," Mouton said.
Malcolm Scott of Houston, TX is accused in the most recent robbery.
"Based off the information they were able to obtain during the course of that interview, It was established not only did he commit that bank robbery, but also two bank robberies at the same location in 2011," Mouton said.
Lewis, although having charges dropped is still in jail for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Scott already has two charges of armed robbery pending in Sulphur, LA, bringing his total to five counts. He is currently being held on $350,000 bond for those first two charges.