Suspect in bank robbery released on $25,000 bail.Byline: Danielle M. Williamson
FITCHBURG - The Fitchburg State College senior accused of robbing a Fitchburg bank at gunpoint was released on $25,000 bail Wednesday evening and is staying with family outside of northern Worcester County Worcester County is the name of several counties in the United States of America:
Matthew E. Haney, 25, who was living with his fraternity brothers at the Sigma Pi Sigma Pi (ΣΠ) is an international college social fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. Like most social fraternities, membership is by invitation and limited to men. house, 31 Myrtle St., before his arrest Tuesday morning, will return to Fitchburg District Court Monday for arraignment A criminal proceeding at which the defendant is officially called before a court of competent jurisdiction, informed of the offense charged in the complaint, information, indictment, or other charging document, and asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or as otherwise permitted in front of a judge on one count of armed and masked A state of being disabled or cut off. robbery and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (a gun.)
"He's optimistic op·ti·mist
1. One who usually expects a favorable outcome.
2. A believer in philosophical optimism.
op ," said Mr. Haney's girlfriend, Kristen Stevens. "He knows it's going to be a long process and we have to fight it the legal way."
Miss Stevens and Mr. Haney's father, James D. Haney, have insisted that Mr. Haney is innocent. Miss Stevens said he was sleeping at her apartment while the bank was being robbed.
Police allege To state, recite, assert, or charge the existence of particular facts in a Pleading or an indictment; to make an allegation.
allege v. that Mr. Haney robbed Rollstone Bank & Trust of $9,000 before taking off in Miss Stevens' gray Ford Focus. A prosecutor said Wednesday that witnesses gave police a license-plate number that police traced to Miss Stevens, who lives in a Fitchburg State campus townhouse town·house or town house
1. A residence in a city.
2. A row house, especially a fashionable one. off Cedar Street.
Mr. Haney was arrested there Tuesday about an hour after the 9:50 a.m. robbery, and witnesses at the bank identified him as matching the same description as the robber, police said. The robber wore a white bandanna to disguise his face.
Miss Stevens has theorized that someone stole one of her license plates and put it on another Ford Focus. Police confirmed the front license plate of her car was missing.
Police said the robbery remains under investigation. They served search warrants at Mr. Haney's fraternity house and Miss Stevens' apartment. They did not find the stolen cash or handgun used during the robbery.
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