Texas bank robber arrested in Lake Charles

Texas bank robber arrested in Lake Charles
James Spikes

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Louisiana State Police Troop D reports that they have arrested a Lake Charles man who is wanted in Texas for bank robbery.

Investigators assigned to the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division received information from the Orange Police Department on January 24, possibly connecting a Lake Charles resident to a bank robbery.

James Spikes
James Spikes (Louisiana State Police)

During their investigation Troopers determined that James Spikes, 44, matched the description of the suspect in the bank robbery.

On January 25, investigators from State Police and Orange Police located Spikes at this home in Lake Charles. During questioning State Police say Spikes admitted to committing the robbery and turned over evidence of the crime to detectives including the disguise he wore during the robbery.

Spikes has been arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and is awaiting extradition back to Orange, Texas.

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