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March 6, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer David Scott Knapp was sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday to five years in prison for his part in an Oct. 20 bank robbery in Williamsport, but said the crime was his brother's idea. "David had a good job. There was no reason for him to do this," said David Knapp's attorney, Eric Reed. "He went along with his brother. " That brother, Jacob Paul Knapp, 20, is awaiting trial on charges of bank robbery, robbery, theft and conspiracy to commit robbery.
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NEWS
October 21, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART and BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writers WILLIAMSPORT - A customer who watched a masked man rob the American Trust Bank in Williamsport Monday followed the robber out of the building and gave investigators detailed information that led to two arrests minutes later, authorities said. It was the ninth bank robbery in Washington County this year. Two brothers were charged in connection with the robbery, which occurred at about 12:20 p.m. at the 14 W. Potomac St. location.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 5, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Police were looking for a man who took an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday from United Bank's branch office in the Maddex Square shopping center just outside of Shepherdstown. The robber handed a teller a demand note written on a red McDonald's french fries container, according to Sgt. R.S. Sell of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. No one was injured in the robbery, which police were dispatched to investigate at 12:14 p.m., Sell said. No weapon was shown, according to Sell.
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By DAN DEARTH | August 5, 2010
Jurors in the trial of a man accused of helping to rob the M&T Bank at 930 Dual Highway in March were taken Thursday to view the crime scene. Prosecutors showed the jurors the alleged escape route, which led down a roadway between the M&T and Chevy Chase banks, and ended several hundred feet to the north near a wall behind the Weis market. It was there on March 8 that authorities arrested Darnell Edward Stewart, 50, of 9207 Eldon Drive in Clinton, Md., and two other men in connection with the robbery.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
A man suspected of robbing the Susquehanna Bank on Frederick Street in Hagerstown on May 10 has been arrested, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. Brandon Lee Rohrer, 23, of 20422 Mill Point Road in Boonsboro, faces charges of robbery, second-degree assault and theft from $1,000 to under $10,000. According to a report of the robbery in The Herald-Mail, the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money May 10 after he handed a note to a teller demanding money. No weapons were displayed at the time of the robbery, according to police.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 5, 2009
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.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | December 13, 1999
A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing the American Trust Bank and was given a five-year prison sentence. David Brian Smith, 38, was captured on videotape robbing the American Trust Bank on North Potomac Street in August. According to court records, Smith walked up to the bank's drive-through window and handed the teller a note saying: "I want all your money or I will shoot you. " He turned himself into Hagerstown City Police four days later. In exchange for his guilty plea, lesser charges were dropped.
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