A Davidson County sheriff's deputy was arrested after being accused of robbing a bank in neighboring Rowan County Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Athey is charged with robbery with dangerous weapons.
According to media reports, a man, believed to be Athey, walked into an F&M Bank in Rockwell and demanded cash. He was apprehended soon afterwards and placed under arrest. The cash was recovered.
Athey has been fired from his job. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said he was "as shocked and appalled as anyone else at Mr. Athey's behavior." Few details have been released about Athey or why he allegedly robbed the bank. No one was injured in the robbery.