UPDATE: Carter County Bank robbery suspect arraigned


A man indicted in Carter County for the attempted robbery of a bank in Elizabethon late last year has been formally arraigned in Criminal Court.

Alexander Nelson Leroy, 33, is charged with one count of attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery following the incident in December. He was appointed an attorney on Tuesday and his next appearance is scheduled for September 8, according to court documents.

Elizabethton police said Leroy came into Carter County Bank on Bemberg Road in December and requested cash from a teller who then refused his demand. Investigators said Leroy did not produce a weapon but his behavior and actions led officials to believe that he may have had one concealed.

He then left the bank and was pulled over a short time later by officers. No money was taken and no one was injured in the incident.