Man suspected of robbing banks in 5 states

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BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Police in Kentucky have arrested a man who is suspected of robbing banks in five states.

FBI officials in Indianapolis told The Kentucky Enquirer that 47-year-old Beaver Bernard Russell is suspected of robbing banks in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Russell was arrested in northern Kentucky last week after police say he robbed two banks there. Boone County Sheriff's spokesman Tom Scheben says tellers at one bank were able to put a GPS tracking device in with the money that was taken, which helped officers track down the suspect.

Police say they captured Russell after a 50-mile chase through three states when he wrecked the car he was driving.

Russell is being held at the Boone County jail, which did not list an attorney for him.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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