Bradenton bank robbery suspect charged after he shows up at hospital with gunshot wound

February 4, 2014 

MANATEE -- A 28-year-old man has been charged with robbing a Bradenton bank on Monday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives, who on Monday released a clear image of the suspect taken by a security camera, had obtained an arrest warrant for Louis Jarman.

Before he could be arrested, Jarman showed up at a local hospital early Tuesday suffering from a gunshot wound. The sheriff's office said the injury was considered non life threatening.

The shooting, which sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow said may have been drug related, remains under investigation.

Jarman is charged with robbery in the hold-up Monday at the SunTrust Bank branch at 5714 14th St. W. The robber handed a note to a teller, implied he had a weapon and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the sheriff's office.

Jarman has served time in prison on at least three prior occasions, including from September 2003 to March 2006 for armed robbery; and from April 2009 to April 2010 for burglary and grand theft.

Manatee County jail records show that Jarman was booked into the jail on at least seven separate occasions in 2013 on charges that included domestic battery, violating a domestic violence injunction, criminal mischief and motor vehicle theft.

Court records show the charges were later dropped by prosecutors.

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