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Bond set for man charged in robberies

January 14, 2005|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

A 74-year-old man charged with bank robbery last week remained at the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday on two sets of charges, a detention center spokeswoman said.

Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II set bond Wednesday for Wayne E. Drake, 74, of 7 E. Washington St., Apt. 704, at $250,000 for each set of charges stemming from armed robberies on Jan. 7 and Dec. 11, 2004, according to court records.

The Hagerstown Police Department alleges Drake robbed both businesses with a gold, antique-looking handgun.

Drake was charged with one count each of armed robbery, robbery, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, theft more than $500 and handgun on person. He was charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the incident last Friday at Hagerstown Trust at West Franklin Street and Westside Avenue, according to police and court records.

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He was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft less than $500, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime and handgun on person in the armed robbery last month at the Family Dollar store at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., records state.

Drake was tracked to a motel in Annapolis, where he was taken into custody by FBI agents and the Annapolis Police Department, city police said.

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