Police make arrest in Prosperity Bank robbery
RED OAK (Texas) - On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at approximately 5 p.m. Michael Perales, 53 of Garrett, Texas, was arrested by the Union County Sheriff’s Office in La Grande, Oregon at a local Walmart for the robbery of the Prosperity Bank in Red Oak, Texas that occurred on Aug. 29, 2011.
Detectives from the Red Oak Police Department, acting on a tip, contacted the Union County Sheriff’s Office who responded to the Walmart in La Grande, Oregon and located and arrested Michael Perales on arrest warrants issued for the bank robbery, as well as, several unrelated felony warrants obtained by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Criminal Justice for parole violation.
At the time of Perales’ arrest, Union County Sheriff’s Office recovered an undisclosed amount of money believed to have been taken in the bank robbery.
Perales is being held at the Union County Sheriff’s Office pending extradition back to Texas.