Washington County woman, boyfriend charged in 'Bonnie and Clyde'-style robberies
A Washington County woman and her boyfriend are accused of being a modern-day “Bonnie and Clyde.”
A federal grand jury in West Virginia indicted Jessica L. Crawford, 32, of Marianna on Wednesday on charges of helping her boyfriend rob banks in Morgantown and Weirton and being the getaway driver while he robbed banks in Fayette and Washington counties.
Rudolph Todd Haladyna, 35, of Clarksville, who has been identified in court documents as Crawford's boyfriend, had agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He admitted to “brandishing a gun” while robbing the Cheat Lake branch of Huntingdon Bank in Morgantown, according to court documents.
As part of the agreement, prosecutors in Pennsylvania and West Virginia agreed not to prosecute him on the other armed holdups he is accused of committing.
The duo is accused of making off with nearly $32,000 in six holdups between September and December 2010.
Crawford is accused of being the getaway driver while twice Haladyna robbed the same banks in Redstone and Bentleyville.
She is accused of accompanying Haladyna inside while he held up the Morgantown and Weirton banks.
They were arrested in Haladyna's mother's car on Dec. 10 after being seen casing several banks in and around Morgantown, the indictment states. A gun and a mask were found in the glove compartment.
Crawford will receive a notice to appear before a federal magistrate in a few weeks, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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