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McDonough man faces federal charges in bank robbery

By Kathy Jefcoats

kjefcoats@henryherald.com

MCDONOUGH — A McDonough man has been arrested and faces federal charges in connection with the bomb threat and bank robbery at a Henry County bank the day before Thanksgiving, said police.

Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith said Thomas Bradley, 52, was identified as the suspect by the vehicle used during the alleged Nov. 21 incident.

Smith said Bradley went to the drive-through window at BB&T Bank on Jonesboro Road and delivered a note threatening to detonate a bomb in the lobby. No bomb was found, said Smith.

Smith said crime scene technician Kathryn Brown initially identified the vehicle, a light blue Nissan Versa. That identification was followed up with an investigation by Henry County police Detective Dow Culberson and FBI Special Agent Cynthia Myers.

"After an intense investigation, Thomas Bradley confessed to attempting to rob the bank," said Smith.

FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett of the Atlanta office said Tuesday that Bradley has been federally charged with one count of bank robbery.

Smith said no other details were being released, citing the ongoing investigation.