By Chief of Police, Robert J. Johnson – Corsicana Police Department
On Nov. 28, at approximately 8:59 a.m., the Corsicana Police Department received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at the Chase Bank, at 101 N. Beaton Street in Corsicana. Multiple officers arrived on scene at 9:02 a.m.
Interviews with the Chase Bank employee who interacted with the suspect stated he entered the bank wearing a stocking cap, white “COVID” mask, long sleeve black shirt and blue pants. He handed the teller a note which contained specific instructions and slightly raised his shirt to reveal a pistol which was tucked into his waistband. The teller complied with the suspect’s instructions. Once receiving the money, he quickly left the bank through the east exit where the rear parking area is located. A witness who was arriving as the suspect was leaving observed the suspect to travel on foot southbound, crossing East Collin St. and entering an older model, dark green or possibly blue, Chevrolet, extended cab pickup truck.
Detectives with the Corsicana Police Criminal Investigative Division (CID) obtained physical and electronic leads during the first 12 hours of the investigation, leading them to a possible suspect. On Tuesday, Nov. 29 at approximately 4 p.m., Corsicana SWAT, CID, and patrol executed a search and arrest warrant in the 300 blk of E. First Avenue. This activity resulted in the arrest of the Chase Bank robbery suspect and another fugitive who was wanted on an unrelated offense. An interview and interrogation with Corsicana Detectives and FBI officials resulted in a full confession to the Chase Bank robbery. It was later discovered that the suspect had a previous arrest and conviction of another Chase Bank robbery in the DFW area and was currently on parole.
We would like to thank the various community members and downtown businesses, who also played a vital role in leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect. This investigation is still ongoing. We will update the press if there are any significant developments.
The suspect is identified as Ronald Cornelius Jones, age 53, from Corsicana. Following his arrest, he was booked into the Navarro County Jail. Bond has been set at $260,000.
Robert J. Johnson, Chief of Police
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