Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kentucky truck driver admits to Charleston bank robbery

CHARLESTON, W.Va.A Kentucky truck driver pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to robbing a bank in Charleston earlier this year.
William Douglass Young, 40, of Louisville, told Kanawha County Circuit Jim Stucky he didn’t remember what happened on Feb. 1 at the BB&T branch in the Patrick Street Plaza but he did agree to plead guilty to second degree robbery.
In several of the surveillance videos, an 18-wheeler could be seen parked about 50 yards away. Charleston Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve Cooper previously said the detectives handling the case decided to make a phone call about it.
Young’s coworkers in Kentucky identified him after seeing the video.

Young faces 5-18 years in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 7. He remains in the South Central Regional Jail.