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Second man charged in bank robbery

January 13, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Washington County Sheriff's deputies charged a second man Thursday with robbing Hagerstown Trust on Jan 6.

Gregory Allen Rice, 35, of 926 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, felony theft, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit felony theft, Investigator Greg Alton said.

Alton said police received information that a second man was involved in the robbery of Hagerstown Trust at 17803 Virginia Ave. in Hagerstown. Jason Lee Wyant was arrested minutes after the robbery and charged with similar offenses.

Bank employees said more than $6,000 was stolen during the robbery, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Police allegedly found a large amount of money in Wyant's pants and arrested him.

Alton said Rice was arrested without incident outside of his home Thursday while he was driving to work.

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