Tennessee couple arrested in Hattiesburg on bank robbery charges

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Tennessee couple arrested on bank robbery charges in Hattiesburg last week may also be suspects in a string of other bank robberies.

Michael Watson, 31, and Nikki Watson, 26, were arrested Friday and charged with robbing a Bancorp South bank on Broadway Drive.

The couple got away with an undisclosed amount of money, but were apprehended minutes later just a few blocks from the bank.

The Watsons are also suspects in the January 22 robbery of a bank in Lincoln, Nebraska.