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      Jasper man pleads guilty to Walker County bank robbery and bomb threats

      A{}Jasper man pleaded guilty{}in federal court, Wednesday,{}to armed robbery of a Walker County bank, calling in bomb threats on a hospital and a highway bridge before the robbery, and possessing guns as a convicted felon.

      Brandon Joseph Peake, 32, made a plea agreement with the government.

      Walker Baptist Medical Center{}was evacuated and a stretch of Highway 69 in Jasper was shut down on the morning of July 5th due to the threat.{} The{}armed robbery of Traders and Farmers Bank on Curry Highway happened later that afternoon.{}{}Peake was taken into custody by U.S. Marshal's several days later in Tennessee.

      Peake's sentencing is scheduled April 21, 2014.

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