Third man implicated in Salem bank robbery

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Officials from the FBI, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and US Attorney Randy Bernard report a third person has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the robbery of the Summit Community Bank in Salem in November of 2020.

David Alan Gill, 61, of Salem, faces up to 10 years in jail and a $125,000 fine for one count of being an accessory after the fact. Gill admitted he helped the robber, Clint Utter evade police.

Blaine Ash, 37, of Bristol also pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact one month ago.

Utter robbed the bank of $69,000 and fled in a car he stole from a bank worker. The car was later recovered in the Cherry Camp area. Utter told investigators he was going to use the cash to have his girlfriend, her boyfriend and a family court judge killed.