Alleged “Elmer Fudd” bank robber appears in court

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Daniel L. Teeples- alledged Elmer Fudd Bandit

Daniel L. Teeples– alledged Elmer Fudd Bandit

Called the “Elmer Fudd” ban­dit due to his rec­og­niz­able hunt­ing garb, an alleged ser­ial Clark County, Wash­ing­ton bank rob­ber made his first appear­ance Mon­day in court.

Police have said that Daniel L. Teeples, 39, was respon­si­ble for Decem­ber and Jan­u­ary rob­beries east of Inter­state 205 in Van­cou­ver, Wash­ing­ton. They gave the rob­ber his nick­name because dur­ing the heists, he always wore plaid shirts and a furry hat with ear flaps, sim­i­lar to the Looney Tunes character.

Supe­rior Court Judge Rich Mel­nick set bail at $200,000 for the defen­dant and his alleged get­away dri­ver, Anne L. Bradley, 31. How­ever, he ordered a sec­ond hear­ing Tues­day to estab­lish what evi­dence there is against both Van­cou­ver defendants.

Teeples is accused of seven rob­beries in east Van­cou­ver over two months. Bradley is alleged to have been an accom­plice to five.

The two “waived” a prob­a­ble cause report. This means that dur­ing their arrest, a police offi­cer didn’t have to write a report describ­ing the evi­dence against the pair.

How­ever, because the charges are so seri­ous, Mel­nick asked Deputy Pros­e­cu­tor Jeff McCarty to explain the alle­ga­tions. McCarty replied that he didn’t have the reports with all the facts of the case.

Spe­cially, the judge wanted to know what evi­dence there was for hold­ing the defen­dants in jail on sus­pi­cion of first-degree rob­bery. “Was there a weapon? Were there (demand) notes?” the judge asked.

McCarty said the case opened up when police caught the two defen­dants Thurs­day evening flee­ing a Bank of Amer­ica branch. Police found money and a money tracker on the pair. Dur­ing an inter­view with inves­ti­ga­tors, they admit­ted to the other rob­beries, McCarty said.

Beside’s Thursday’s holdup, police have impli­cated Teeples in the same branch of the US Bank on Decem­ber 16 and Jan­u­ary 18, a sec­ond branch of the US Bank on both Jan­u­ary 3 and 18, the Key Bank on Decem­ber 27, and the Bank of Amer­ica on Jan­u­ary 13.

Asked again about a weapon, McCarty said that he didn’t know. The judge then ordered the prosecutor’s office to sub­mit a prob­a­ble cause affi­davit by Tuesday.

Last Fri­day, the defen­dants missed their first sched­uled appear­ance because they were too ill from heroin with­drawals, a deputy pros­e­cu­tor said. Another hear­ing is set for this com­ing Fri­day, when the defen­dants are sched­uled to be arraigned.

Teeples and Bradley remain in Clark County Jail. The judge appointed attor­ney George Marl­ton to rep­re­sent Teeples and attor­ney Jef­frey Bar­rar to rep­re­sent Bradley.

Remarked Mel­nick, a for­mer deputy pros­e­cu­tor: “This is a mess.”

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