Cumberland Times-News

September 4, 2013

Bank robbery suspects remain jailed

Pa. man, accomplice arrested within 10 minutes of Susquehanna stick up

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — A Huntingdon County, Pa., man remained jailed Wednesday on $250,000 bond and his female companion on $100,000 bond, one day after being arrested in connection with the Tuesday morning armed robbery of the Susquehanna Bank branch in the 900 block of National Highway in LaVale.

William Carl Miller Jr., 47, of Shade Gap was charged with 11 criminal counts in connection with the incident as well as the Aug. 28 armed robbery of the same bank.

There were no injuries in either incident. An alleged accomplice in Tuesday’s robbery, 27-year-old Chelsea Maye Morrison-Mokolacjcyk of North East, remained jailed on numerous robbery, assault and theft charges. Her bond was set at $100,000 following a district court bail review Wednesday.

Both defendants are jailed at the Allegany County Detention Center, pending their next court appearance.

The arrests were made Tuesday within 10 minutes of the 10 a.m. robbery after an Allegany County trail ranger observed the suspect vehicle strike a vehicle on National Highway in the area of Long Drive. The vehicle was quickly identified through witness information as a suspect vehicle.

Numerous police agencies pursued the getaway vehicle onto state Route 36 where the vehicle reportedly traveled into a ditch and both suspects were arrested by Allegany County deputies without further incident.

The suspect vehicle was impounded and processed for evidence.

The incidents were investigated by the C3I Unit, Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.