A suspect in last Thursday’s bank robbery in LaPorte is jailed in Alabama. James L. Jackson, 24, was apprehended by authorities there after detectives with the LaPorte City Police Department developed and tracked leads throughout the weekend. Jackson reported walked into the 1st Source Bank on Boyd Boulevard, asked a teller for a deposit slip, wrote instructions to hand over money, handed the slip back to her and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. There’s no word yet on extradition proceedings.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.