WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A judge in Washington County District Court found probable cause Wednesday to forward to circuit court charges against a Martinsburg, W.Va., man accused of robbing two Washington County banks.
Bobby Gene Shelly, 33, of 28 Fletcher Court, has been charged with robbing an M&T Bank branch in Williamsport in May and an M&T Bank branch in Hagerstown in June.
During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in district court, Washington County Sheriff's Department Detective Greg Alton testified that police have investigated possible connections with four bank robberies in Washington County and Jefferson County, W.Va.
After the hearing, Alton said the four robberies were:
o May 12 at M&T Bank on West Potomac Street in Williamsport
o May 26 at M&T Bank at Valley Mall in Halfway
o May 29 at MVB Bank in Charles Town, W.Va.
o June 26 at M&T Bank on Garland Groh Boulevard in Hagerstown
Shelly was charged with committing the May 12 and June 26 robberies.