Middletown – On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at approximately 11:45 am, Middletown Police responded to a Robbery with a Weapon at the Fulton Bank, 486 W. Main Street, according to Middletown Police Chief Michael Iglio.
Iglio said upon arrival, police learned that the suspect, who arrived in a dark green sedan entered the bank brandishing what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. The suspect, later identified as Travis McNeal, 38 ,of Middletown, obtained an undisclosed amount of money and then fled in the vehicle, according to Iglio.
At approximately 11:50 am, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified that a vehicle believed to have been used in the bank robbery, was traveling northbound on Route 213 in the area of Chesapeake City. Corporal Jonathan Pruett and Deputy First Class (DFC) Nicholas Cook were able to locate the vehicle in the area of Route 213 and Frenchtown Road in Elkton, according to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said the deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Travis Sentell McNeal. DFC Cook immediately recognized McNeal as having an outstanding warrant for a burglary that was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on March 19, 2018, according to officials. McNeal was immediately placed under arrest.
A search warrant for the vehicle, identified as a 2001 Nissan Altima was executed by Sheriff’s Office investigators and Middletown Police investigators. Investigators were able to locate the pellet gun displayed during the bank robbery as well as the cash that was identified as being taken during the robbery, according to authorities. McNeal is being charged with the bank robbery and other related charges by Middletown investigators. A check on the vehicle that McNeal was driving revealed that it was reported stolen to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office on March 16, 2018. The vehicle was stolen from the unit block of Buddy Boulevard Chesapeake City at approximately 12:45 pm, according to officials
In addition to the Middletown charges, McNeal was charged by the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office with the Burglary 2nd degree, 3 counts of Burglary 4th degree, Trespassing, Theft $100 to $1500.00 and
Motor Vehicle Theft. Those charges stemming from a incident that occurred in Maryland.
McNeal has been committed to the Cecil County Detention Center without bond. Arrest warrants are currently on file for McNeal and he is currently pending extradition back to Delaware