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Trial date set for accused bank robber

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By Staff

An Arkansas woman accused in Bardstown’s most recent bank robbery is set to go to trial in August.

Following Crystal Gibbon’s arraignment in court Thursday, during which she pleaded not guilty, a trial was scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 26. Gibbon’s is scheduled for a pretrial conference Aug. 15. Judge Charles Simms is presiding over the case.

Gibbons was indicted in June on charges of second-degree robbery, possession of meth, wanton endangerment of a police officer and fleeing or evading police. Gibbons stands accused of robbing the Wilson & Muir bank branch on Culpepper May 3 and then fleeing the scene. She was apprehended by deputies after her vehicle became stuck in a muddy field off Spencer Mattingly following a brief chase.

Gibbons also faces charges of first-degree criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, trespassing and driving on a suspended license.

The May robbery is one of several investigated by Bardstown Police in the last few years, including three in the last year.

Kevin Mahana, who robbed the WesBanco branch on North Third Street in November, was sentenced last month to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of more than $4,800.

Ledrick Edwards, who is also accused of robbing the WesBanco on Third Street a few weeks after Mahana, currently has a trial set for July 22.