DAVIS, W.Va. (WBOY) — A man charged with robbing a Tucker County bank on Tuesday had been charged previously with robbing a bank in Utah earlier this year.
According to information received from the Cache County 1st District Court in Utah, Noah Shafron, 21, of Wyckoff, New Jersey, was charged with felony attempted theft and misdemeanor attempted threats of violence at an Alta Bank location in Utah on June 15.
On Aug. 29, Shafron pleaded guilty to downgraded misdemeanors of threat of violence and attempted theft, according to court documents.
As a part of the plea agreement, Shafron was to be released from custody on the condition he attend and participate in a treatment program for autism, documents from the 1st district court stated.
Prior to Shafron allegedly robbing the Grant County Bank in Davis, West Virginia earlier this week, he was in the Q&A Program, which is also in Davis, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Tucker County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the Q&A Associates website, the organization offers programs to support individuals who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disorders the opportunity “to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency based upon their individual capabilities.”
PARSONS, W.Va. (WBOY) — An out-of-state man is in custody following what deputies say was a bank robbery in Tucker County.
According to the Tucker County Sheriff’s Department, deputies received a call of a bank robbery occurring at the Grant County Bank in Tucker County at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
During that time, 21-year-old Noah Shafron from out of state handed a worker at the bank a note stating his intention to rob the facility and requesting money “or else,” deputies said.
After being told to leave, Shafron then verbalized the threat; he then sat down inside the bank until deputies arrived on the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.
Shafron is being charged with bank robbery. He is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail, and an investigation is being performed by deputies and troopers with the West Virginia State Police. He is not yet listed on the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
This comes just one day after there was an armed bank robbery in Preston County.