By MARLO BARNHART
A Washington County District judge on Thursday raised bond to $125,000 for a bank robbery suspect who led police on a high-speed chase through Hagerstown's North End.
Michael Shawn Clark, 31, of 141 King St., Hagerstown, appeared before Washington County District Court Judge Ralph France for a review of the $75,000 bond set Wednesday following the robbery of a Hagerstown Trust Company branch.
"The state believes $75,000 is too low in this case,'' said Assistant State's Attorney Joe Michael.
In asking for the higher bond, Michael cited the danger to police officers and the public during the chase.
Clark is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m. He spoke only when he asked for a public defender to represent him at that hearing.