Suspect in bank robbery, bomb threat back in county
by Ron Harris
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Brandon Joseph Peake, one of two suspects in the July 5 robbery at Traders & Farmers Bank in Curry and a bomb threat at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, was returned to the Walker County Jail Tuesday afternoon. Peake and Tamra Starr Files were arrested on July 11 and being held in Chattanooga, Tenn., awaiting extradition. Files remains in jail in Chattanooga. Daily Mountain Eagle - Ron Harris
Brandon Joseph Peake, one of two suspects in the July 5 robbery at Traders & Farmers Bank in Curry and a bomb threat at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, was returned to the Walker County Jail Tuesday afternoon. Peake and Tamra Starr Files were arrested on July 11 and being held in Chattanooga, Tenn., awaiting extradition. Files remains in jail in Chattanooga. Daily Mountain Eagle - Ron Harris
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Brandon Joseph Peake, one of two suspects in the July 5 bank robbery at Traders & Farmers Bank in Curry and a bomb threat at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, was returned to the Walker County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

Peake, 32, had been held in Chattanooga, Tenn., after being arrested there by U.S. Marshals on July 11.

Tamra Starr Files, 31, was also taken into custody with Peake and charged. The pair fled to Tennessee after allegedly committing the two crimes.

Both were charged with first-degree robbery and two counts of making a terroristic threat.

Peake had fought extradition back to Alabama but was returned to Walker County after Gov. Robert Bentley’s office began extradition proceedings and Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam signed papers Monday night to extradite Peake.

Files is expected to be returned to Alabama within the next week, Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair said Tuesday night.

“We are continuing the prosecution of Mr. Peake and we’re glad to have him back here with us where we can initiate our process and hopefully justice will be served in this case,” Adair said.