1 person in custody after shooting at W. Tennessee bank - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

1 person in custody after shooting at W. Tennessee bank

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Dominic S. Williams (Source: Humboldt Police Department) Dominic S. Williams (Source: Humboldt Police Department)
Pamela Janice Frisbee (Source: Facebook) Pamela Janice Frisbee (Source: Facebook)

One man is in custody after a shooting and attempted bank robbery Wednesday morning in Humboldt, Tennessee, according to Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents identify the suspect as Dominic S. Williams, 39, of California. They say Williams attempted to rob the Bancorp South around 7:30 a.m.

FBI agents say Williams kidnapped a woman from her front yard, drove her to the bank, and demanded she open the vault. When she could not open the vault, agents say Williams shot her.

According to an email sent out by the First Methodist Church of Covington, the victim is Janice Frisbee, who works at the bank.

"She's a strong person. But she's very conscientious and she would not have taken it lightly...somebody trying to rob that bank," said Shirley Norman, who works nearby.

The church says she lived in Covington before moving to Humboldt about 15 years ago. WMC Action News 5 was told she also goes by the name Pamela.

"She's a really sweet person," Bobbie Hensel said. "It's a shame that something happened to that family."

Frisbee was taken by helicopter to Regional Medical Center in Memphis in critical condition. Her condition has since improved, and she is expected to be released soon.

"No one deserves to be shot. Especially in a place as public as a bank," Caitlyn Bussard said. "No one deserves to be shot, period."

Humboldt City Schools were on lockdown for a short time Wednesday morning due to the incident at the bank.

The lockdown was lifted by 9 a.m., according to school officials.

"People deserve to feel safe in their community," said Caitlyn Bussard, who works nearby.

Williams is charged with three counts, including attempted bank robbery, use of a firearm during the course of a bank robbery, and felon in possession of a firearm.

He will be prosecuted in Jackson, TN.

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