The man arrested and accused of robbing a North Charleston bank last week was also wanted on forgery and escape charges in other area communities.

Octavious Leon Carr, 25, of Howell Ave in Charleston was charged by North Charleston police with entering a bank with intent to steal in connection with the May 14 robbery of the First Citizens Bank on University Boulevard, according to police.

Police arrested Carr Sunday night at a Wetlands Drive home on James Island, officials said.

Carr allegedly wore a dark hoodie and women's sunglasses while he handed a clerk a note stating he had a gun and demanding money, an incident report stated.

Police later found a large amount of cash covered in red dye near University Boulevard, according to the report.

A witness saw a man running with a bag under his sweater, police said. The witness said when the dye pack went off, the man threw the money down and kept running, according to the report.

Carr was also wanted by Mount Pleasant police, who had obtained a warrant to charge him with forgery, according to officials. Carr is accused of trying to use $400 in counterfeit bills to purchase gift cards at a Mount Pleasant Target store on April 6, according to an incident report.

On May 5, Charleston police arrested Carr on the Mount Pleasant warrant, but when the officers stopped for a red light at Maybank Highway and Folly Road, Carr escaped from the car and ran away, police said. Officers were unable to catch him that day.

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