Suspects await court

The two suspects in a series of bank robberies in the region remain in jail as their case makes it was through the first of what could be several legal jurisdictions.

Officials with the Rutland District Court in Rutland, Vt. said Jill Ludwig and John Maynard each await further court action following their arraignments Nov. 3.

It is likely as defense and prosecution go forward, the cases might not make it into a courtroom until after the first of the year, officials said. An early status conference is scheduled for Dec. 19.

Ludwig and Maynard are the only suspects in a string of bank robberies that started in Rutland County in early September with the robbery of the Merchant’s Bank in Rutland. A month later the same suspect, later identified as Maynard, robbed the Lake Sunapee Bank in West Rutland. At the end of October in less than a week two suspects twice hit the Main Street branch of TD Bank in Granville.

They are also suspects in the daylight robbery of the Citizens Bank branch in Poultney Nov. 2.

Eyewitness Jeff Roberts provided police with a description of the suspect’s vehicle including the complete license plate number.

The plate number provided police with enough information to capture the couple little more than an hour after the robbery.

Washington County District Attorney Kevin Kortright said the couple likely faces prosecution in Vermont before being available for prosecution in New York State.

After sentencing in Rutland County, Ludwig and Maynard might be transferred to New York for prosecution before being sent back to Vermont to serve out their sentences.

Only after serving out their time in Vermont would they return to New York to serve time for the Granville robberies.

All of the transferring could be rendered unnecessary if the federal government decides to step in and charge Ludwig and Maynard, Kortright said.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Probe supports Torres’ firing

football-2

By Krystle S. Morey An investigation by the Granville Central School District that led to the firing of varsity football […]

Granville begins superintendent search

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has started its search for a new superintendent as the district’s […]

Whitehall Fire Co. seeks new contract

Smith Street Fire

By Dan King Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a three-year fire protection contract that would increase its budget […]

Chief eyes expansion of shared police services

ErnieBassett2

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey It’s been a year since the Granville and Whitehall police departments have shared […]

Classifieds 09/28/16

Weekender – 09/23/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 09/23/16

Northshire Freepress – 09/23/16

North Country Freepress – 09/23/16

Lakes Classifieds – 09/23/16

Torres fired, other coaches resign

mario-torres

By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

Bigfoot 1

By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]