UPDATE: Bank robber suspect charged in Fairmont bank robbery

Bank robber suspect charged in 2018 bank robbery in Mon County
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PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV)-- UPDATE 10/08/19 @ 10:57 a.m.
Daryl Waychoff has been charged with a bank robbery in Fairmont on August 12, according to the Fairmont Police Department.

Waychoff has been charged with two other bank robberies in Morgantown in September 2018 and in Preston County on October 2.

According to the criminal complaint, Waychoff entered BC Bank on East Park Avenue. He had a bandanna covering his face.

Waychoff confronted a bank teller saying that he had a gun on him and demanded all the money in her drawer, according to police.

The teller feared for her safety and gave Waychoff money from her drawer, according to the complaint. Waychoff collected the money, fled on foot to a McDonald's parking lot and left the area on a motorcycle.

Waychoff was arrested on October 2 after he rob Clear Mountain Bank and fled on motorcycle. He was caught on I-79 north in Pennsylvania.

He hit a Preston County Sheriff's deputy's cruiser and was thrown off the motorcycle, according to the Preston County Sheriff's Department.

Waychoff was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was treated for his injuries and released into the custody of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, the Preston County Sheriff's Department said.

Waychoff is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail. His bail is set around $1 million.

UPDATE 10/03/19 @ 10:40 a.m.
The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department has charged Daryl Waychoff with a bank robbery in Morgantown in September 2018.

According to the criminal complaint, Waychoff went to First United Bank on Chaplin Road Sept. 15, 2018. Security footage showed him walking into the bank and demanding money from the teller.

Waychoff was wearing a dark colored hat with a Gander Mountain bird logo on the front, sunglasses, dark bandanna around his face, blue long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes, according to the complaint.

The teller feared that she would get injured if she didn't listen and gave Waychoff several hundred dollars in cash from her register, according to deputies. He fled the area on a motorcycle.

According to a press release from Preston County Sheriff's Office, Waychoff rob Clear Mountain Bank and fled on a motorcycle Wednesday.

A Monongalia County Sheriff's deputy spotted Waychoff on Interstate 68 westbound near Cooper's Rock, according to the press release. The deputy tried to stop him, but he fled.

A pursuit ensued involving Mon and Preston County Sheriff's Department, along with the Morgantown detachment of the West Virginia State Police. The pursuit went onto I-79 north in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police helped until the pursuit ended around milemarker 7 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

According to the press release, Waychoff tried to turn in the median, but hit a Preston County cruiser and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Deputies say Waychoff matched the identity of the man that robbed First United Bank in September 2018.

Waychoff was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was treated for his injuries and released into the custody of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, the press release says.

Waychoff was served with a warrant obtained in Preston County Magistrate Court for robbery, according to the press release.

Waychoff was charged with bank robbery in Monongalia County.

Further charges are pending in Preston and Monongalia Counties as well as in Greene County. Waychoff is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail with bail set around $1 million.

UPDATE 10/03/19 @ 9:48 a.m.
The Preston County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man caught after he allegedly robbed a bank and fled on motorcycle.

Fifty-five-year-old Daryl Waychoff of Houston, Pennsylvania, went into Clear Mountain Bank Wednesday, demanding money, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. He was wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, an Under Armour ball cap and sunglasses.

Waychoff told the teller that he had a gun, the press release says. He fled on a motorcycle.

The sheriff's office says that no one was harmed during the robbery.

A Monongalia County Sheriff's deputy spotted Waychoff on Interstate 68 westbound near Cooper's Rock, the press release says. The deputy tried to stop him, but he fled.

A pursuit ensued involving Mon and Preston County Sheriff's Department, along with the Morgantown detachment of the West Virginia State Police. The pursuit went onto I-79 north in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police helped until the pursuit ended around milemarker 7.

According to the press release, Waychoff tried to turn in the median, but hit a Preston County cruiser and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Waychoff was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was treated for his injuries and released into the custody of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, the press release says.

Waychoff was served with a warrant obtained in Preston County Magistrate Court for robbery, according to the press release.

Further charges are pending in Preston and Monongalia Counties as well as in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Waychoff is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail with bail set around $1 million.

UPDATE 10/02/19 @ 11:30 p.m.
Clear Mountain Bank's Chief Operating Officer Clinton McCabe says no customer money was lost and customer funds are safe and secure.

"Our employees reacted admirably and they handled it exactly as they're supposed to," said McCabe.

McCabe also said "No bank customers or employees were harmed during the robbery."

Authorities say the man is being charged for robbery in Preston County and Mon County Deputy Sheriff Al Kisner says he might be charged with the destruction of property for the cruiser that was hit.

Clear Mountain Bank's Bruceton Mills closed early after the incident, but they will open under normal banking hours tomorrow (Thursday). This case is still being investigated, but we will keep you updated as we learn more.

UPDATE 10/02/19 @ 3:55 p.m.
According to Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie, a man was caught after he robbed Clear Mountain Bank in Bruceton Mills and fled on a motorcycle Wednesday.

Mon County Deputy Sheriff Al Kisner says that Mon County might charge him with felony destruction of property after he hit a Mon County deputy cruiser.

The deputy wasn't injured, according to Kisner.

The man is being charged for robbery in Preston County, according to Kisner

UPDATE 10/02/19 @ 1:19 p.m.
According to Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie, a man was caught after he robbed Clear Mountain Bank in Bruceton Mills and fled on a motorcycle Wednesday

According to a press release from the Preston County Sheriff's Office, the man was identified and a partial registration plate on the motorcycle leaving the area was obtained. Mon County and Preston County Sheriff's deputies spotted the man on the motorcycle on I-68 and tried to stop him.

The man fled on I-68 west and then I-79 north through Mon County and into Greene County Pennsylvania, according to the press release.

The man was caught by the Mon County Sheriff's department at exit 7 on I-79 northbound in Pennsylvania, according to Loughrie.

Loughrie says that the man has been arrested, but is unsure who took him into custody.

According to the press release, it was a combined effort between Preston, Monongalia County law enforcement agencies along with West Virginia State Police and Pennsylvania State Police, Preston County E911 and Mecca.

The man's name will not be released at this time, according to the press release. The incident is still under investigation.



ORIGINAL STORY
According to Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie, a man was caught after he robbed Clear Mountain Bank in Bruceton Mills and fled on a motorcycle Wednesday

The man was caught by the Mon County Sheriff's department at exit 7 on I-79, according to Loughrie.

Loughrie says that the man has been arrested, but is unsure who took him into custody.

Keep checking 5 News for any updates.