A man wanted for allegedly robbing a Summit-area bank Sept. 7 turned out to be in custody in King County for an unrelated charge, according to court documents.
Kyle Beadle, a 30-year-old transient, is accused of holding up the Columbia Bank at 10321 Canyon Road E. while wearing a distinctive floppy hat. He is charged in Pierce County Superior Court with first-degree robbery.
According to court documents:
Beadle walked up to the counter in a floppy hat and sunglasses. He took the sunglasses off when a teller asked him to and then asked for a withdrawal slip.
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Instead of returning the paper, he gave her a note demanding money without making a scene and implied he was carrying a gun. She gave him the money and he left.
A Pierce County sheriff’s detective posted surveillance video of the robbery online, and a number of people, including a corrections officer and a parole officer, identified Beadle as the robber.
That’s when deputies learned Beadle was in the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent on an escape warrant from the state Department of Corrections.
Beadle told detectives he had taken the money so he could see his mother in Iowa, but instead used the money to fuel his gambling addiction.