Bank Robber In Court 27 Aug 12

The man accused of committing a string of bank robberies across the state, including in St. Peter and Gaylord, is scheduled to make an appearance in court today (MON). The latest court hearing for 50-year-old Mark Wetsch had been delayed while new evidence was brought forward. The Minneapolis man has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery after being arrested outside of St. Peter in January following a bank robbery in Brewster. He allegedly alluded to other bank robberies at the time, including the St. Peter and Gaylord incidents. Prosecutors later learned that the St. Peter Police Department had evidence they didn’t know about, and defense attorneys filed a motion to have that evidence, as well as statements Wetsch made to authorities after his arrest, suppressed. He faces up to 25 years in prison on each of the charges against him.