Texas warrant leads to Old Greenwich bank arrest

ogbankA Brooklyn man was arrested last week on a felony warrant out of Texas after a large cash withdrawal at an Old Greenwich bank drew the suspicion of tellers, police said.  On August 6, reports from the Sound Beach Avenue Bank of America of a potentially fraudulent transaction attracted multiple police cruisers to the location of JKwon Roney, 23, tipping off a flurry of speculation from onlookers.

Roney was charged as a fugitive from justice and was held without bail. He may be extradited to Texas following court proceedings at state Superior Court in Stamford this week.

According to police reports, officers were dispatched to Old Greenwich on reports of a suspicious banking transaction at 11:30 a.m., August 6. The two people in question were found in a sedan with New York plates outside the bank. One of them, later identified as Roney, had an active arrest warrant out of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Worth, Tex.

Witnesses told Greenwich Time at the time of the arrest that police  had taken a large amount of cash off of Roney’s person.

The second person in the vehicle, who sat outside while police questioned Roney, was not charged.

Roney appeared  in court on Wednesday, August 13.


Justin Pottle