Local 24 Exclusive: Family of Bank Robber Left With Questions

Local 24 Exclusive: Family of Bank Robber Left With Questions

Carolyn Amerson is left with many questions as she grieves the man she's loved for years.
 

Memphis, TN -- Carolyn Amerson is left with many questions as she grieves the man she's loved for years. 

Memphis Police say Marvin Amerson robbed a Wells Fargo on Poplar Avenue on Tuesday, and then led police on a chase, before shooting himself in the head as officers moved in to arrest him.

"What happened, what started all this chaos, what brought on this confusion, only God knows," Carolyn Amerson said in an exclusive interview with localmemphis.com on Wednesday evening.

Amerson said Tuesday morning started like every other morning recently.

"We prayed and hugged one another, we kissed, and he said, 'Babe, I love you,'' Amerson said. "I told him I loved him."

Amerson said she had no idea anything was wrong until she got a frantic phone call from their son Tuesday afternoon.

"Somebody pinch me please so I can wake up from this bad dream," she said. "This is quite a surprise, and yes I'm heart broken, I am just dumb-founded, I'm just floored."

"Words can not explain or express how I feel right now," she added.

Amerson said things lately had been good. Marvin Amerson had been released from prison in March after serving nearly all of a 25-year sentence for robbing at least half dozen banks back in 1991.

"He just wanted the best for all, but just went the wrong way," Marvin Amerson, Amerson's son said.

"It is hard not to cry, I've cried so much yesterday," he added. "Just to hear this news, it's all bad. It's all bad."

"This is quite a surprise, and yes I'm heart broken," Carolyn Amerson said. "I am just dumb-founded. Words can not explain or express how I feel right now."

Amerson says the family had no warning or indication prior to Tuesday morning's robbery. The family now left with questions.

"Just hope to see him one day soon. Save me a seat, Peter," she said. 

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