CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kentucky-based trucker pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a Charleston bank in February.
William Douglas Young, 41, of Louisville, Ky., pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery during a hearing before Kanawha Circuit Judge James Stucky. Young faces 5 to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.
Young walked into BB&T's Patrick Street Plaza branch bank on Feb. 1 before handing a teller a handwritten note stating he had a gun and was willing to use it, police said. Young then got into his tractor-trailer parked nearby and fled to Kentucky with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. No weapon was seen during the holdup.
Young's employers later identified him from footage released from the bank's security cameras.