Suspect in North Bend bank robbery pleads not guilty
December 9, 2009
By Dan Catchpole
NEW — 10:01 a.m. Dec. 9, 2009
A man suspected of robbing two banks in early November, including North Bend’s Sterling Savings Bank, pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery in King County Courthouse Dec. 1.
The man, Warren Richardson, is being held on $250,000 bail.
Richardson has an extensive criminal history, according to court documents. He was previously convicted of four robberies of financial institutions in 2001, and has also been convicted for criminal trespassing, negligent driving, fourth-degree assault, driving while intoxicated and theft.
“If convicted on these charges, he’s looking at several years in prison,” said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s office.
According to court documents, Richardson confessed to police he’d robbed the banks because “he was broke with no job.”
His last known address is in Seattle, but he had lived in North Bend, according to King County prosecutors and North Bend Police.
Dan Catchpole: 392-6434, ext. 246, or email@example.com.