UPDATE: Landmark Bank robbery suspect also connected to Boone County Bank robbery

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 7:23 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The man hospitalized after Tuesday morning's pursuit in Cooper County is being charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree assault, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

According to a previous Missourian article, a robbery at Landmark Bank, 109 E. Nifong Blvd., occurred at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

A witness saw Edward Prince Roberts of Kansas City leave the bank and quickly get into a black pickup truck, according to the release.

Roberts' vehicle was spotted in Cooper County about an hour after the robbery. When the Cooper County deputy tried to stop and arrest Roberts, the deputy received minor injuries to the face, according to the news release.

When Roberts attempted to take off toward the woods, he was shot by the deputy and flown to University Hospital, according to the previous story. Roberts was later released from the hospital.

Roberts admitted to the Boone County Bank robbery that occurred at 9:35 a.m., April 23, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. For this incident, he is charged with with second-degree robbery with a $4,500 bond.

Supervising editor is Hannah Wiese.

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