Marshals capture bank holdup suspect
September 19, 2013 11:00 AM

CHERRY TREE — Federal marshals have captured an area man accused of robbing the First Commonwealth Bank office in Cherry Tree earlier this summer.

State police named Thomas Leon Davis, 50, of Cherry Tree, as a suspect on Aug. 2. Troopers filed charges and obtained an arrest warrant and appealed for public assistance to locate him.

Acting on a tip that Davis had been seen visiting relatives in the area, deputies of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force converged on the area Wednesday and took Davis into custody on Clarion Road, according to a news release. A dog team from the Cambria County sheriff’s office took part in the arrest.

Police charge that Davis entered the bank July 2, flashed a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

He is charged with felony counts of robbery and aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property in a criminal complained filed at the Homer City district court.

Davis was taken before District Judge Jennifer Rega, of Blairsville, for preliminary arraignment by way of online video at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. Rega sent him to Indiana County Jail when he was unable to post $75,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Sept. 30 in Homer City District Court.

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