20-Year-Old Accused in Lowell Bank Robbery

Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-21 16:51:54-04

LOWELL, Mich. — A federal court complaint names 20-year-old Cody Slaughter as the suspect in the October Fifth Third Bank robbery in Lowell.

Authorities say they found dye-stained money at Slaughter’s house after they received a tip that he was the man behind the robbery, which happened just before 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the 11000 block of East Fulton Street.

The U.S. District Court document says that Slaughter handed a teller a note that said, “This is a robbery, Give me all the money in 30 seconds or less, I have a gun, Do it and nobody will get hurt.”

That teller then handed Slaughter money from the top drawer, which included a dye pack.  Kent County Sheriff’s Department received a phone tip Oct. 11 that identified him as the alleged robber.  They found dye-stained bills and towels at his home, according to the court documents.

Slaughter was arrested Oct. 14 at a Greyhound bus station in Atlanta after allegedly contacting an associate and asking for money to help him get to Orlando.  He also apparently confessed to the robbery during that phone call, according to the complaint.

He is currently being held in the Newaygo County Jail on federal charges.