We’re just guessing this bank robber (shown below, on a security tape from a Wells Fargo bank in Washington) doesn’t appreciate her nickname:
BUTTE – The FBI is investigating whether a Montana bank robbery is related to at least 18 bank robberies in Washington and Oregon attributed to the “bad hair bandit.”
While Cops and Courts usually sticks to western Montana issues, regular readers know we sometimes venture farther afield when something particularly interesting grabs our attention.
Today, it’s The Denver Post’s follow-up story on the arrest of fugitive siblings [below, right] Lee Grace Dougherty, 29; Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26 [center], and Ryan Dougherty.
The three [...]
“Why should the taxpayers of the state of Montana be burdened by this guy?”
Missoula District Court Judge Dusty Deschamps, after being told that accused bank robber Vincent Sullivan (at right, in Kurt Wilson photo) had been released from federal custody before the robbery – even though the feds deemed him [...]
“I don’t like being on the outside.”
Vincent John Sullivan, 64, telling the Missoulian that he’s been robbing banks in an effort to get back to prison
Photo of Sullivan: Kurt Wilson/Missoulian
Whew. One day out of Missoula (to cover closing arguments, and the eventual verdict, in a lawsuit stemming from the 2004 suicide of a 16-year-old at Spring Creek Lodge Academy for troubled youth near Thompson Falls) and all heck breaks loose on the cops and courts beat.
Frightened Horse (Eugene Delacroix)
Missoula City Police officers collect evidence from Yellow Cab driver James Anderson outside of the DoubleTree. Anderson’s passenger is suspected in the robbery of Sterling Savings Bank downtown Missoula this morning. (Linda Thompson/Missoulian)
Deborah Stroud was playing catching with her dog Becky outside the DoubleTree Inn late this morning when she saw a [...]