Parkersburg police detectives have charged Norman Rattliff of Parkersburg
with the November 13th Community Bank robbery.|
A Criminal Complaint was filed in Wood County Magistrate
Court today by Detective J.M. Stalnaker, alleging that on
11-13-12, Rattliff entered Community Bank (3906 Emerson
Avenue) partially concealing his identity with a hooded
jacket and what appeared to be sunglasses.
Rattliff (pictured left)
approached a teller, removed a zippered case from inside his
jacket and handed it to the teller. Rattliff then told the
teller he had a gun and told her to put all the money in the
case. Rattliff left the bank after receiving an amount of
Although no gun was actually seen by the teller during the
hold up, Rattliff allegedly kept his right hand concealed in
his jacket pocket.
Detectives developed Rattliff as a possible suspect fairly
early on in the investigation, with numerous surveillance
operations being conducted by plain clothes detectives in
the days following the bank robbery.
Parkersburg police S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics)
and the Detective Bureau executed one Search Warrant on
November 15th at a residence near Liberty Street and
Staunton Avenue in an attempt to locate Rattliff, with no
success. Detectives continued to search, eventually
locating Rattliff later the same day at the Economy Inn on
7th Street in Parkersburg.
Rattliff was taken into custody
on unrelated warrants (Joy Riding and Failure to Appear in
Court) without incident, and interviewed at headquarters
about the bank robbery. Rattliff was later processed and
placed in the Regional Jail on the unrelated charges.
Rattliff was officially charged with the bank robbery and was arraigned by video with bond set at
$75,000.00 by Magistrate Jackson. Rattliff's bond on the
other charges is $56,000 total. He remains in the North
Central Regional Jail.
Detectives J.M. Stalnaker and P.M. Edelen were relentless in
this investigation, with numerous other detectives spending
many hours assisting.
If convicted, Rattliff could face a minimum of 10 years, and
up to 20 years in prison.