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Man still jailed in connection with robberies

April 11, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

During a Washington County District Court bail review hearing Monday, Ryan Kent Nesbitt was ordered to remain in jail on $200,000 bond on charges in connection with a Jan. 27 armed robbery at M&T Bank in Williamsport.

Nesbitt, 33, of no fixed address, also has been charged with the March 24 robbery of M&T Bank in Clear Spring.

During the bail review hearing, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said Nesbitt has prior convictions for theft under $500, second-degree assault and forgery. When Nesbitt, who appeared in court via closed circuit television, was given the chance to speak, he said, "I have nothing to say, your honor."

Frederick County District Judge W. Milnor Roberts, sitting in Washington County, ordered that Nesbitt remain at the Washington County Detention Center on the $200,000 bond initially set by a District Court commissioner.

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The Washington County Sheriff's Department charged Nesbitt Friday with robbery, armed robbery, theft more than $500, second-degree assault and first-degree assault in connection with the Williamsport robbery, according to a written release from Investigator Chris Weaver.

Nesbitt was taken into police custody Thursday at 1705 N. Calvert St. in Baltimore, Weaver wrote.

The apprehension was the result of a joint investigation between the Sheriff's Department, Hagerstown Police Department, Baltimore Police Department and the FBI, Weaver wrote.

In the Williamsport robbery, deputies allege Nesbitt entered the 14. W. Potomac St. bank on Jan. 27 about 6:30 p.m. and passed the tellers a note that said, "I have a gun stay calm and no one gets hurt!" according to the written release. Nesbitt then allegedly fled with $2,606 in cash, the release states.

Nesbitt was charged with robbery, armed robbery, second-degree assault and theft more than $500 in connection with the Clear Spring robbery at the 121 S. Mill St. branch on March 24. Nesbitt allegedly handed over a note "that said something to the effect of 'I have a gun, give me the money, and no one gets hurt,'" according to charging documents. Nesbitt then allegedly made off with $2,084 in cash, charging documents state.

The "hand writing and wording on the note was similar" to the note passed at the Williamsport robbery, according to charging documents filed by Sheriff's Department Investigator Ryan Shifflet in the Clear Spring robbery.

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