Wallace bank robbery suspects face court in Lincoln County
By Jan Rahn
Wallace bank robbery suspect Drew A. Steier, 20, has a preliminary hearing set in Lincoln County Court for his alleged role in attempted armed robbery at the Farmers State Bank of Wallace on Aug. 13.
A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday (today) Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. CDT.
Representing the defendant is Attorney Patrick B. Hays of North Platte.
A second suspect in the attempted heist is Tracy N. Black, 52, who is being charged with robbery, a Class II felony.
According to Black’s attorney, Robert Lindemeier of North Platte, the male suspect waived a preliminary hearing. A District Court date is pending in Lincoln County.
The two males were apprehended less than a mile north of Imperial on Highway 61 early in the afternoon of Aug. 13.
According to the bank’s president, a lone male entered the bank through the front door and demanded money.
After being told the money was locked up, he turned around and left, entering a grey Ford F250 pickup containing another male.
The vehicle turned south, and both were apprehended without incident a few minutes later.