Former police chief blames brain tumor for bank robbery
CHARLESTON, South Carolina — A former South Carolina police chief who robbed one bank and is charged with robbing another says his life has been cursed since his brain surgery.
The Post and Courier reports 50-year-old Richard Edward Inman has been in law enforcement since 1994 and was hired as Williamston’s police chief in 2009. A seizure soon led doctors to remove a tumor on a part of his brain that oversees judgment and impulse control.
Inman’s former co-workers say he came back without a filter and unable to do his job. He resigned over sharing a racist post online and then blatantly robbed a Simpsonville bank in 2017, appearing barefaced in surveillance video. He was sentenced to time served for that robbery. Now he’s jailed on charges in another bank robbery in March.