Thacker appears in court

Jock Thacker

MEEKER I Jock Waylon Thacker, 21, who was charged with robbery and theft of Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker last spring, appeared in court Jan. 4 only to have his case continued until June 2013.

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Meeker citizen Tom George was recognized by Meeker chief of police Bob Hervey of the police department and Meeker’s Board of Trustees including Mayor Mandi Ethridge for his actions to help locate and apprehend the alleged suspect charged in the robbery of Mountain Valley Bank.

MVB bank robber gives up

Thacker was apprehended without incident by Lt. Phil Stubblefield and Chief Bob Hervey.

MEEKER I “He looked like a regular customer,” Mountain Valley Bank president Tawny Halandras said in reference to Jock Waylon Thacker, who was arrested April 12 and is being charged with robbery and theft of the local bank.

Bank robbery suspect in custody in RBC jail

Meeker Police Lt. Phil Stubblefield leaves Meeker's Mountain Valley Bank in his cruiser, as Chief Hervey (silver SUV) also begins pursuit. Stubblefield apprehended suspect Jock Thacker after the alleged bank robber forded the White River near Circle Park.

A suspect is now in custody at the Rio Blanco County Jail, charged with robbing Mountain Valley Bank this morning at Fourth and Main Streets in Meeker, according to the Meeker Police Department, A Mountain Valley Bank employee reported the robbery at 9 a.m. A reverse 911 was issued to local residents with a recorded […]

Thwarted bank robbery comes to life at Range Call

MEEKER I Every year, a dedicated bunch of Meeker locals return to the scene of the crime: the 1896 attempted armed robbery of Meeker’s bank. While none of the actors were alive back then, many of them can trace their family history back to the original participants.