Arrest made in Winston-Salem bank robbery

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An arrest has been made in a Monday bank robbery in Winston-Salem.

Johnny Eugene Abel IV, 38, is charged with common law robbery, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

At about 9 a.m., police responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 100 N. Main St., on a reported robbery. One suspect entered the bank and gave the teller a threatening note that demanded money.

The suspect then fled the business with an undisclosed amount of cash. No employees or patrons were injured.

Later that day, officers obtained a warrant for arrest for Abel.

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, officers with the Kannapolis Police Department encountered Abel at a hotel room while investigating an unrelated call.

Kannapolis officers took Able into custody after learning of the warrant for his arrest.

Abel will be returned to Forsyth County to stand trial. He is is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12.