Married Perry Hall bank robbers indicted

Perry Hall Bank RobbersThe married couple who robbed a bank in Perry Hall last October has been indicted.

On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted Matthew Dale Bush, 38, and Crystal French, 34, both of Graysonville, on charges of bank robbery, interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, and conspiracy to commit offenses.

According to the nine-count indictment, beginning in September 2017 and continuing through October 23, 2017, Bush and French stole ATMs and used stolen vehicles to travel to and from the scenes of their crimes. The burglaries took place in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Bush and French spent their stolen money on heroin and other illegal narcotics.

In September and October 2017, the couple allegedly stole or attempted to steal ATMs in the following locations; Stevensville, Maryland; Chester, Maryland; Kent County, Delaware; Sterling, Virginia; Broadlands, Virginia; Dover, Delaware; Stevensville, Maryland; and Cambridge, Maryland.

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According to the indictment, in addition to the ATM burglaries, on October 23, 2017, Bush allegedly burglarized a High’s Store in Harford County, and robbed a bank in Perry Hall…a robbery that resulted in a crash.  After a brief pursuit, Bush and French were captured.

Bush has also been indicted on charges of bank larceny, interstate transportation of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and four counts of interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.

Bush and French face a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison for conspiracy, 10 years in prison for each count of interstate transportation of stolen vehicle, and 20 years in prison for bank robbery.

Bush also faces a maximum penalty of 10 years for each additional count of bank larceny, interstate transportation of stolen property, and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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Author: Chris Montcalmo

Chris Montcalmo is a mortgage banker, musician, entrepreneur, and part-time journalist. He has written for Blippitt and Wild Pitch Sports and is the former founder at the Baltimore News Journal. Chris founded NottinghamMD in March, 2016.