Corinth armed robbery suspect remains hospitalized

CORINTH – A suspect in the Tuesday armed robbery of a SouthBank branch in Corinth remains hospitalized in Tupelo, Corinth police said.
Asa Warren, 25, of Tuscumbia, Ala., is expected to be charged once his condition improves and authorities are able to question him.
Warren was injured in an auto accident that killed 24-year-old Vida Byrd, also of Tuscumbia. Byrd was driving the sport utility vehicle that police suspected was fleeing the scene of the robbery. During pursuit by law enforcement from several jurisdictions, Byrd lost control of the SUV which flipped on U.S. Highway 72 in Iuka and ejected both occupants, who were not wearing seat belts.
Evidence gathered at the site of the crash led authorities to believe that Warren could be a suspect in the robbery of a bank in Ardmore, Tenn., that happened Nov. 6.
Although Corinth police reported that an FBI agent from Tennessee had come to Corinth and looked at evidence, the Nashville FBI office spokesman said they were unprepared to make any statement about the case at this time.

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