Man Accused In Bank Robbery Implicates Himself In Other Crimes

A man in custody for a robbery at Commerce Bank on Sandman Lane in Columbia at 12:50 this afternoon [Monday] has implicated himself in several other cases in the Columbia area.

Thirty four year old Roger Lee Ballinger of Springfield was arrested without incident in the area of Buttonwood Drive soon after the armed robbery at Commerce Bank, and was charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action for the incident.

During Ballinger’s interview with police, he implicated himself in robberies at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Merchants and Farmers bank and Great Southern Bank.

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