Bank-robbery suspect surrenders to marshals

Clyde Spillers

A 58-year-old man wanted for a bank robbery in downtown Charleston surrendered to U.S. marshals Thursday afternoon.

Clyde Spillers, 58, of Marie Street in North Charleston, is charged with entering a bank or loan institution with the intent to steal, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said. Spillers is being held at the county jail and is scheduled for a bond hearing today.

About 10:45 a.m. Sept. 20, a man entered the First Citizens Bank at 317 Meeting St. and handed the teller a note demanding money. A surveillance photo resulted in several leads that eventually pressured Spillers to turn himself in at the federal courthouse, Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Conroy said. The investigation is ongoing.