Washington County Chief Deputy Sheriff Roger Newlon said this morning that an arrest has been made in the Tuesday robbery of the Hardinsburg Branch of the First Harrison Bank.

Orville James Morris, 32, of Marengo, was arrested late last night and charged with bank robbery.


He is currently incarcerated in the Washington County Detention Center with a $25,000 full cash bond.

Newlon said an undisclosed amount of money was taken Tuesday morning shortly after the bank opened.

Morris entered the bank with wearing a disguise, including a white wig and a zippered hoodie and demanded money from a teller.

According to the bank teller, Newlon said, Morris threatened her with the weapon. No weapon was shown, said Newlon.

After receiving the cash, Morris then left the bank. “It took all of 20 seconds,” said Newlon.

Newlon said the arrest came after some very good information from witnesses and evidence found at the scene that led to Morris’ residence in Marengo.

After waiting for Morris all afternoon, Newlon said he and other officers returned to Salem and obtained an arrest warrant from Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin.

Morris returned to his home late last night and officers were able to make the arrest.