PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg man accused of robbing a bank in November was charged with additional felonies on Thursday, the Parkersburg Police Department said Friday.
Norman Rattliff Jr., 56, 628 Liberty St., charged with the Nov. 13 robbery of Community Bank on Emerson Avenue, additionally was charged with two counts of felony forgery and one count of felony uttering after a preliminary hearing on the bank robbery charges Thursday in Wood County Magistrate Court. The bank robbery case was bound over to the grand jury after Magistrate Brenda Marshall found probable cause during a preliminary hearing.
Following the hearing in magistrate court, Rattliff was booked at the Parkersburg Police Department on the three additional felonies accusing him of forging the names of two victims on a check and cashing it for $430 at Peoples Bank on Pike Street, department spokesman Sgt. Greg Collins said.
The charges were not connected to the bank robbery, Collins said.
Other charges besides the latest are pending against Rattliff, who was featured on the department's Warrant of the Week earlier this year.
Marshall found probable cause for a charge of non-aggravated robbery of the bank. The money taken in the robbery has not been recovered, police said.
Rattliff was arrested on Nov. 15 at the Economy Inn on Seventh Street in Parkersburg on unrelated warrants for joy riding and failure to appear in court. He was accused of taking a 1988 Jeep without permission and later wrecked the vehicle, police said.
He was charged with bank robbery on Nov. 20. Rattliff remains in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
The penalty for bank robbery is 10 to 20 years in prison.