Cullman man arrested in Walker County bank robberies

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Walter Lumpkin of Cullman, 71, was arrested and charged in connection with the armed bank robberies at the First Bank of Jasper in Curry on June 17, 2016 and January 20, 2017.

Lumpkin is charged with two counts of first degree. Additional charges may be filed.

Walker County Sheriff’s Investigators and the Cullman County District Attorney’s Office were able to obtain a search warrant for Lumpkin’s residence in Cullman County on Wednesday, February 1. During the execution of the search warrant, evidence and a large amount of U.S. currency were recovered.

Investigators determined Lumpkin had worked in law enforcement for 34 years and had been indicted for violating Alabama Ethics Law. He plead guilty in Cullman County.

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