Newton bank robbery suspect identified

From the City of Newton

The suspect in a robbery at Newton’s First Bank south branch has been identified as Martin L. Paris, a 50-year-old white male on federal probation in Oklahoma for previous bank robberies.

Paris was last known to be in the Oklahoma City area Tuesday night. He is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, approximately 170 pounds, and is believed to be driving a silver 2015 Kia Optima.

Law enforcement agencies across multiple states are looking for him. If you know his whereabouts, please call 911. Do not approach him or try to confront him. If you are concerned about being anonymous, you can use the city’s Tip411 app.

The robbery occurred Monday evening at about 5:45 p.m., when a man entered the bank and passed a note to the staff. The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was displayed.

Paris was identified when someone he knew recognized a surveillance image of him in media coverage and alerted authorities.