Police: Fleeing Forgery Suspect Face Plants Into Locked Bank Doors

Just after 4:00, on November 27, 2019, Newark Police were dispatched to the Fulton Bank located at 281 East Main Street for a report of a subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check, according to Lt Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said arriving officers spoke with bank management who advised that a male subject was at a teller counter attempting to cash a check using identification belonging to someone else.

As officers approached the suspect, later identified as Kevin Dougherty, 34, of Baltimore, Maryland, he attempted to flee the bank. The bank’s doors were locked and Dougherty ran into them injuring his face. He was then taken into custody without further incident.

Rubin said further investigation revealed that the suspect used a driver’s license, that did not belong to him, in an attempt to cash a check in the name of the person on the license.

During a search, Dougherty was found to be in possession of heroin.

Dougherty was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Identity Theft, Attempted Theft, Forgery Second Degree, Criminal Impersonation, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Heroin.

He appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $6,500 secured bail. Dougherty was turned over to the custody of the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.