From Ron Harris, Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle:
WALKER COUNTY – A Cullman County man has been arrested and charged with a pair of bank robberies at the Curry branch of First Bank of Jasper.
Following an extensive investigation, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office arrested 71-year-old Walter Larry Lumpkin Wednesday afternoon at his home in Cullman.
He was taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after a search warrant was executed at his home at 1525 County Road 1141 in Cullman.
Lumpkin is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery for the June 17, 2016, and Jan. 20, 2017, armed robberies at the bank. Additional charges may be filed.
Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said Lumpkin had a 34-year career in law enforcement, including some time working in Walker County. Court documents indicate Lumpkin was previously indicted and pleaded guilty to 10 counts of violating the Alabama Ethics Law.