BOLIVAR, Mo. -- When Daryl Williams was arrested on Wednesday, he told a detective that he robbed a bank in Morrisville because he didn’t have enough money to buy his medications. Williams, 50, faces bank robbery charges in U.S. District Court in Springfield as well as in state court in Polk County. Law enforcement officers arrested him about 30 minutes after Farmers State Bank was robbed by a man with a large kitchen knife at 11 a.m.
Williams in the past has lived in the Pleasant Hope area east of Morrisville, just south of the Greene/Polk county line. The U.S. attorney’s office identified him only as living in Greene County, and Polk County court records don't list a current address for him.
The bank robber drove east from Morrisville and Williams was arrested near Brighton after Missouri Conservation Agent Susan Swem spotted his pickup, which matched the bank robber's getaway vehicle. Swem saw Williams trying to drive into a field and held him until other law enforcement officers arrived.