TFC Jay Thomas
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Kentucky State Police
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KSP Indentified the Man Who Die in the Bank Robbery and Death Investigation in Lake City, KY
Date of News Release 12/15/04
(LAKE CITY, KY.) Detectives with the Kentucky State Police have identified the man who died on December 14, 2004 after robbing the BB&T Bank in Lake City, KY.
Norman A. Springs, 39 of Salem died at Lourdes Hospital at 5:30 PM after suffering from what appears to be a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Troopers stopped Springs and Bobbie J. Vaughn, 30 of Paducah, at the 17 mile-marker of I-24 after police suspected the two of robbing the BB&T Bank in Lake City. Troopers fired on the vehicle after Springs was observed discharging a weapon from inside the vehicle.
Vaughn, who was not injured, was taken into custody and charged with Complicity to Robbery 1st Degree. She was lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center. Springs was also a suspect in the robbery of Farmers Bank in Salem and the Union Planters Bank in Paducah.
An autopsy for Springs is scheduled for December 16, 2004 in Louisville, KY.
The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police.