Update: Wednesday, May 9th at 4:25 p.m.: Edward Prince Roberts has been charged with two counts of robbery from two Boone County bank robberies.The Kansas city man says he's responsible for robbing Landmark Bank on East Nifong Tuesday morning and for taking money from Boone County National Bank at Providence and Walnut last month.Officers spotted Roberts in Cooper County Tuesday. After leading deputies and troopers on a chase, he reportedly got into a fight with officers.Thatâ??s when a Cooper County deputy shot Roberts. He went to the hospital for his injury, but is now in the Boone County Jail.
Roberts does not face charges for the chase and assault at this time.
Original Story: A Kansas City man suspected of robbing a Columbia bank late Tuesday morning was shot and arrested following a brief high-speed chase in Cooper County, police said.
After his arrest, Edward Prince Roberts also admitted his involvement in another bank robbery on April 23 in Boone County, police said.
Roberts is accused of robbing the Landmark Bank at 109 E. Nifong in Columbia at 10:01 a.m. on Tuesday. Police say Roberts walked into the bank, demanded money, then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a plastic bag. Police say he did not display a weapon.
A bank employee sustained minor injuries to his face during the robbery, police said, and did not go to the hospital for treatment.
Witnesses say Roberts took off speeding in a black four-door Dodge pick-up truck.
About an hour later, Robertâ??s truck was spotted in Cooper County where he attempted to flee police, leading them on a brief chase. Police shot Roberts, who was flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.
The Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed it was a Cooper County deputy who shot Roberts.