Sullivan County—On Friday, December 29, 2017, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men investigators believe is responsible for the December 26, 2017 robbery of the First Financial Bank in Farmersburg.
Steven L. Perry II, age 21, of Terre Haute, IN. was taken into custody by officers from the Indiana State Police and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, around 8:47 Friday evening at a residence on North 6th Street in Terre Haute. Perry was arrested without incident and taken to the Sullivan County Jail. Perry was preliminarily charged with felony Robbery. Perry was also found to be wanted on warrant for felony Escape from the Vigo County Work Release. Perry is believed to be the suspect who entered the bank and demanded the money. At the time of his arrest, Perry was wearing red athletic type shoes as shown in the bank surveillance photos and as reported by witnesses.
Danny Pegg, age 22, of Terre Haute, IN. was taken into custody by Indiana State Police detectives around 2:30p.m. Friday afternoon, at a residence on South 25th Street in Terre Haute. Pegg was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail on a preliminary charge of felony Robbery. Pegg is believed to have driven the getaway vehicle, which ISP has seized.
Detectives credit the bank video footage and multiple tips from the community, for helping them solve this case in less than 72 hours.
The lead investigator was ISP Detective Angie Hahn. Assisting were ISP Detectives Sergeant Sam Stearley and Don Curtis, Troopers Ian Portteus and Justin Bell, Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom and Detective Ron Elliott, Farmersburg Town Marshal Cody Strain, and the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office.
Book-in photos of Perry (Mom tattoo) and Pegg are attached.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
SGT. JOE WATTS