Peake named "suspect" in Jasper bomb threat, bank robbery

Brandon Joseph Peake

The Jasper Police Department now says that 32-year-old Brandon Joseph Peake has been upgraded from{}a "person of interest" to a "suspect."

Around 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, the Jasper Police, Walker County Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's Office said a search warrant was executed around 5:40 p.m. at a storage building in the neighboring town of Curry. Police would not go into details about what they found or what they were looking for, but did say a four-wheeler was confiscated.

Darrell Mote, with the Walker County Sheriff's Department said "key pieces of evidence" were recovered.

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Investigators searching for evidence at a storage unit in Curry, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (

Because of that search warrant, a Walker County judge issued a two-count complaint warrant for Peake on robbery and making terrorist threat charges, stemming from the robbery at Traders and Farmers Bank last week, as well as the bomb threat at Walker Baptist Medical Center.

Peake is facing a $250,000 cash bond.

The other person in this case, 31-year-old Tamra Starr Files is still considered a "person of interest" in this case and Jasper Police Chief Connie Rowe stressed the importance, Wednesday night, her department desperately needs to talk with Files.Read:{} Jasper police searching for two persons of interest

"We believe she is traveling with Brandon Joseph Peake," Rowe said. "We are anxious and eager to hear from her. Her family would like to hear from her and we would like to talk to her. But we would like to have contact with her."

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Again, police are urging the public to be on the lookout for a 2010 black Chevy Silverado pickup truck with the special tag "4PLAE." If you have seen this vehicle, Peake or Tamra Files, police say not to approach them, but to contact the Walker County Sheriff's Department at 205-302-6464.

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