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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 7, 2021

Harrison County man admits to bank robbery

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Clint Monroe Utter, of West Milford, West Virginia, has admitted to the robbery of Summit Community Bank in November 2020, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Utter, 43, pleaded guilty today 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.

Utter faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the bank robbery charge. Utter faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $500,000 for the money laundering charge. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated June 7, 2021