Alleged Hocking Valley Bank Robber Pleads Innocent

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A man from The Plains accused of robbing a local bank last month remains free on bond after being pleading innocent to several felony charges.

Willard Whitmore, 68, is charged in Athens County Common Pleas Court with robbery, possessing criminal tools and tampering with evidence in connection to the robbery of the Hocking Valley Bank branch in The Plains.

According to the indictment, Whitmore used a toy gun in the alleged robbery.

Read the full story from The Athens Messenger.