TN man gets prison for bank robbery wearing guard’s uniform www.privateofficer.com
Fifty-two-year-old Charles Asher was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Huntington. He previously admitted robbing the First Priority Federal Credit Union in Barboursville on Aug. 23 and a BB&T branch in Hurricane on Oct. 3.
Federal prosecutors say Asher wore a security guard uniform and threatened tellers with a replica pistol during both robberies. He fled the banks with a total of $30,000 in cash.
According to court records, Asher was released from a federal prison in Kentucky on Aug. 19, 2011, and taken to a bus station in Huntington. He was supposed to go to a halfway house in Nashville, Tenn., but he never arrived.