Fredericksburg Police Department Incident Reports
by Natatia Bledsoe
posted May 1 2014 10:46AM
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
PNC Bank, 1001 Gordon Shelton Blvd, 4/30 3:48 p.m. Police responded to reports of an armed
robbery after a man entered the lobby of the PNC Bank, displayed a gun, and stole a quantity of
cash from one of the tellers. The suspect, who was wearing a mask, fled from the bank and
witnesses saw him running away toward the nearby Wegman’s store.
At 3:51 p.m. an officer located the suspect near the pool at the Homewood Suites and held him at
gunpoint until additional officers could arrive as backup. At 3:53 p.m. the suspect was safely in
A bag containing cash was found near the Wegman’s along the route where the suspect was seen
fleeing. The weapon that is believed to have been used during the robbery was also recovered.
The suspect has been identified as Maxwell Lynell Penny, 24, of Fredericksburg. Penny was
charged with bank robbery, brandishing a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a
felony, and wearing a mask in public. Penny was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional
Jail under no bond.
Duke Pratt, 35, of Spotsylvania was arrested for DUI in the 2300 block of Cowan Boulevard.
Joseph Middleton, 29, of Fredericksburg was arrested on a warrant from Stafford County
charging him with failure to appear in court.
Logan Jones, 20, of Great Falls was arrested for public intoxication and underage possession of