Norridgewock Bank Robber Tracked Down By DNA
Police have arrested a suspect in a Norridgewock bank robbery after finding DNA evidence on discarded clothing.
The Somerset County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Dustin Everett was arrested at his Skowhegan home Thursday morning. When he was taken into custody, officials say he confessed to robbing the Skowhegan Savings Bank in Norridgewock on January 9th. There were three tellers and two customers in the bank when the robber walked in wearing a red neoprene ski mask, brandished a pistol, and demanded cash.
A local school was put on lockdown after the robbery while police searched for the suspect, who had vanished. But clothing that could have been worn by the robber was recovered a short distance away and tested for DNA. It's that evidence that led police to Everett.
Dustin Everett is charged with felony robbery, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years. In addition, he's charged with felony theft, which could carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.