Man wanted in SC bank double murder and Wilson bank robbery arrested in Greenville


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville police said a man charged with the murders of two people at a South Carolina bank is in custody.

Officers arrested Brandon Council, who was also wanted in connection with a BB&T in Wilson, Wednesday afternoon.

Police said an anonymous person recognized Council and called the Greenville Police Department. As result, officers located the car Council was driving and conducted a traffic stop near the Baymont Inn on Memorial Drive.

Police say Council tried to run but was caught after a short chase.

Council is being questioned by the FBI. Police said he killed two clerks and stole one of their vehicles while robbing a bank in Conway, South Carolina August 11. That vehicle was the one pulled over Wednesday afternoon.

The city of Conway said they are working to get closure and move forward.

“Our hearts go out to the families of Ms. Katyy Skeen and Ms. Donna Major,” said Barbara Bellamy, Conway mayor. “We will never be the same after what has happened in our town.”

Greenville Police said two people who were inside the car at the time have been detained for questioning.

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