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Attempted bank robbery suspect back in WV

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A woman wanted for the attempted robbery of a local bank is back in West Virginia.

A bond hearing was held Tuesday for Beverly Ann Mangum of Bluefield, Virginia. She is charged with on count of armed bank robbery.

Police say on April 11, she walked in to First Century Bank on College Avenue in Bluefield. and passed a note to the teller that stated she had a gun. Moments later, she ran off without any money. Once her identity was discovered, a fugitive warrant for her arrest was issued.

Two weeks later, Mangum was arrested in Morristown, Tennessee on charges of aggravated burglary, criminal impersonation, and assault. Det. Lt. Vicki Arnold with the Morristown PD tells WVVA, Mangum and four other individuals, including her adult son, stormed into a home on April 14. The homeowner was able to get his hands on a shotgun and fired a “warning shot” at the perpetrators. The suspects fled the scene, leaving their vehicle behind.

Magnum was escorted back to West Virginia Monday evening. Mercer County Magistrate Susan Honaker placed her on a $200,000 cash-only bond. She faces 10-25 years in prison. Mangum will have court-appointed council.

During the bond hearing, Mangum apologized for her actions. She will be housed in Southern Regional Jail. A preliminary hearing has not been set.
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