UPDATE: Clint Monroe Utter indicted after allegedly robbing Salem bank
SALEM, W.Va (WDTV) - Clint Monroe Utter was indicted today on one count of “Bank Robbery,” U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Utter is accused of robbing the Summit Community Bank in Salem, West Virginia, of $69,100 on Nov. 17.
Utter faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. The government is also seeking a money judgement in the amount of $69,100.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
UPDATE (12/1/2020 11:03 a.m.):
Clinton Monroe Utter allegedly tied up five bank employees with zip ties during the bank robbery.
Utter made off with approximately $69,100 in cash, according to the police report.
Utter was arrested on Nov. 26., and charged with bank robbery. He is being held on a $250 thousand bail.
UPDATE (11/26/2020 12:11 a.m.):
At around 8:06 p.m. the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI arrested Clinton Monroe Utter, 43, for the robbery of the Summit Community Bank that occurred on 11/17/2020.
This arrest occurred during a traffic stop on US Route 50 near Salem without incident.
At this time both agencies are continuing to investigate.
“The cooperation with the FBI, the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, The US Attorney’s Office, and all local police agencies has been flawless during this complex investigation.” said Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny.
ORIGINAL (11/17/2020 8:49 a.m.):
SALEM, W.Va (WDTV) - Several Police Departments are investigating an armed robbery at Summit Community Bank.
At about 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Summit Community Bank in Salem was robbed by a man who police say was armed with a gun. He then stole a vehicle from the bank, according to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. Police have not released how much money the man made off with.
The stolen vehicle was found in the Cherry Camp area, police say. According to Harrison County 911 Officials, crews are searching for a suspect.
Officials say there were five victims present in the bank at the time of the robbery, no injuries are being reported at this time.
Police are asking anyone with any information on this robbery to please call the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office at 304-423-7700.
Copyright 2020 WDTV. All rights reserved.