Cedar Rapids Man Arrested Following Bank Robbery in Ely

ELY, Iowa - One person is in custody following a Friday morning bank robbery in Ely.

Officials were called to the Solon State Bank, located at 1540 State Street, at about 9 a.m.

Investigators said a man walked into the bank and handed a note to a teller demanding money. He did not display a weapon.

The man fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. A description of the suspect's vehicle was reported to law enforcement.

Robert David Dennis Melton, 50, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested a short time later. He has been charged with second-degree robbery and is in the Linn County Jail.
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