- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man charged with robbing a Pittsburgh bank was jailed after he showed up to fight a traffic ticket in court.

KDKA-TV (https://cbsloc.al/1K2xxyq ) reports 23-year-old Eric Wagner Jr. was arrested Wednesday after Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies did a routine records check when Wagner appeared in Traffic Court.

District Judge Eugene Ricciardi dismissed the ticket for driving with a suspended license saying, “You got bigger problems than this.”

Wagner remained jailed Friday, unable to post $500,000 bond.

Police say a suspect in some other Pittsburgh-area bank robberies identified Wagner as the man who robbed Wesbanco Bank on Dec. 21. The other man told police he acted as a getaway driver.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Wagner who faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday.


Information from: KDKA-TV, https://www.kdka.com

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