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A suspect in the robberies of three banks in Southwest Virginia — including one in Galax — is back in the state after being transferred from a jail in North Carolina.
William Myrl Smitherman, 19, of Lewisville, N.C., is accused of robbing First Citizens Bank in Galax. He is also a suspect in connection with bank robberies in Roanoke City and Bedford County Virginia.
Smitherman was returned to Virginia last Wednesday and formally charged for the Jan. 2 Galax robbery.
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