Harrison County men sentenced for roles in bank robbery

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Harrison County men were sentenced today for their roles in the robbery of Summit Community Bank in November 2020, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Clint Monroe Utter, of West Milford, West Virginia, was sentenced to 188 months of incarceration. Utter, 43, pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of “Bank Robbery” and one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.” Utter admitted to robbing the Summit Community Bank in Salem, West Virginia, of $69,100 on November 17, 2020 and then attempting to conceal the proceeds from the bank robbery by directing the purchase of prepaid cards.

David Alan Gill, of Salem, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 48 months of incarceration. Gill, 61, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Accessory After the Fact – Bank Robbery.” Gill admitted to helping Clint Monroe Utter evade authorities.

Utter and Gill were also ordered to pay $69,100 jointly in restitution to the bank.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The FBI and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

 

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