UPDATE: Bank robbery suspect arrested

Photo provided by Chino Valley Police Department, taken from Internet, of Kevin Lee Campbell

Photo provided by Chino Valley Police Department, taken from Internet, of Kevin Lee Campbell

A man suspected of recent bank robberies in the Verde Valley was arrested Saturday morning after another bank was robbed in Chino Valley.

Kevin Lee Campbell, 53, was found near Spring Valley and taken into custody by deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. He is described as a white man, 5-foot-10, with gray hair and green eyes.

The call came into Chino Valley Police at around 5:50 p.m. Friday from the National Bank of Arizona. In this case, the bank employees were able to offer not only a description of the man but also of his vehicle, a gold 2002 Chevy Trailblazer.

Soon after, a DPS officer spotted the vehicle traveling south on 89 toward Prescott. The officer pursued, at speeds reaching 75 mph, until the driver entered a populated area near Willow Creek Road.

After getting the license plate number, the officer terminated the chase. The vehicle is registered to a woman in Kingman. Officers there spoke to her and were told her ex-boyfriend, Campbell, had kept the vehicle since the end of their relationship in October 2013.

At 4 a.m. Saturday, deputies found the vehicle in Spring Valley. At around 8 a.m., they found Campbell and took him into custody. He was then transferred to the Chino Valley Police Department, which is working with the FBI, Cottonwood Police and Camp Verde's Marshal's Office for the investigations into bank robberies earlier this month in those communities.


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