One of the most rural banks in West Virginia was
robbed for the second time in two years on Monday.
The Arnoldsburg branch of Calhoun Banks was held up
at approximately 9:45 a.m. by an unidentified male wielding a hunting
According to Sgt. O.S. Starsick of the Grantsville
Detachment of West Virginia State Police, the suspect obtained an
undisclosed amount of money.
Starsick described the suspect as early 20’s-30’s,
white male with a slender build, 5’10” to 6’ tall.
He was said to be wearing camo-style pants, brown
boots, a brown colored hooded sweat jacket, and a camouflage ball cap.
“When he entered the bank, he kept his left hand
over his face, so his facial description is vague,” said Starsick.
The unknown male fled the scene on a blue 1993
two-wheel drive Honda Fourtrax four-wheeler.
Starsick believes the four-wheeler was stolen from
Walnut Road, since a similar vehicle was reported missing earlier.
surveillance camera at the Arnoldsburg Branch of Calhoun Banks caught
the alleged robber on camera as he left the lobby. There were few
details of his face, as he kept it covered.
The suspect was believed to have escaped on Spring
Run, which is located near Arnoldsburg Elementary School, but witnesses
allegedly saw the four-wheeler on Rt. 16 and other locations.
If you have any information, call the Grantsville
The previous robbery at the branch was on Friday,
Dec. 5, 2008. The perpetrator, Darin Stephen McClain, was arrested the
following day in Akron, Ohio, with a substantial amount of the $14,000
McClain was sentenced to more than six years in