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Trio Charged in Talbot Bank Heist

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TRAPPE, Md.- Three suspects wanted for holding up a bank in Talbot County last week are now in custody.

Maryland State Police said that 27-year-old Hector A. Bannister 2nd, of Trappe, and 24-year-old Christopher M. Carroll and 39-year-old Clifton L. Morton Sr., both of St. Michaels, robbed the Talbot Bank in Trappe last Thursday. According to police, a gun used in the robbery has not been recovered.

All three were arrested by the Maryland State Apprehension Team, a special unit of MSP and local and federal law enforcement officers and agents. Bannister was arrested at a home in Cambridge on Wednesday morning. Morton and Caroll were arrested Tuesday night in St. Michaels.

Police said that when they arrested Carroll, he was in possession of a large amount of suspected cocaine, which was packaged for street sales. For the bank robbery incident he was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, theft of $1,000-$10,000 and conspiracy to commit theft of $1,000-$10,000. He was also charged through the Talbot County Drug Task Force with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Talbot County Detention Center.

Bannister was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft of $1,000-$10,000, possession of a handgun on person, possession of a handgun in vehicle, use of a firearm in commission of a felony violent crime, illegal possession of a regulated firearm  Bannister was also wanted on warrants from Dorchester and Talbot counties for violation of probation/parole. He is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Morton was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, theft of $1,000-$10,000 and conspiracy to commit theft of $1,000-10,000. He was also wanted by the St. Michaels Police Department on a warrant charging him with multiple robbery and related counts. He is being held at the Talbot County Detention Center.
 

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