Sep 1, 2012 9:58 PM by Van Nguyen

Alleged "Smokey The Bandit" robber turns himself in

TUCSON - A man has turned himself into the Pima County Jail after his ex-girlfriend persuaded him.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department say 48-year-old William David Leverett showed up at the Pima County Jail Saturday morning.

Deputies say his ex-girlfriend convinced him to go directly to authories, after seeing his surveillance photos on the local news.

According to Deputy Tom Peine, they drove first to the Tucson Police Department on Stone Avenue. They weren't able to make contact with anyone there, so they drove to the police station on Miracle Mile, which was also unattended. They then decided to go to the Pima County Jail.

Leverett is charged with robbing a bank in Green Valley and another one on Ina Road.

His booking photograph is being withheld for investigative purposes.

Tucson Police Sgt. Chris Widmer says Leverett is the same person the FBI dubbed "Smokey The Bandit."


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