Michigan City man charged in robbery of Horizon Bank

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A Michigan City man has been charged in connection with the robbery of the Horizon Bank in Wanatah that happened on Tuesday, according to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

Terry West Jr, 44, has been charged with one count of robbery. He is being held in the jail on a $15,000 cash only bond.

The Horizon bank was robbed just before 11 a.m. November 12. A few minutes later, the La Porte County E911 center received information Porter County Sheriff's deputies were pursuing a vehicle that matched the description of the bank robbery suspect's vehicle, reports said.

At 11:30 a.m., the driver was taken into custody along US 12 in Porter County.

A second subject, who was in the vehicle before the pursuit started, was later taken into custody.

Following a formal interview with West, he was detained, then charged with one count of robbery.

The second subject was released following an interview.

West has also been linked to two other robberies that happened on November 10, according to the sheriff's office.

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