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Warren Co. school employee accused of robbing bank

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - An assistant coach at a private school in Warren County is accused of robbing a bank and leading police on a chase before wrecking his vehicle.

Authorities say Derrick Collins is charged with felony eluding and armed robbery. According to reports, Collins has been a part-time football and basketball coach at Porters Chapel Academy.

School headmaster Doug Branning says in a statement that Collins was well-respected by students, parents and faculty.

Sheriff Martin Pace tells the newspaper Collins allegedly tried to rob Britton & Koontz Bank off U.S. 61 North on Tuesday. Pace says Collins allegedly threatened a teller with violence as he demanded money.

Jail officials said they didn't know the name of Collins' attorney.

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