The local prosecution of alleged bank robber Tyrone D. Pierce has been put on hold, while federal authorities pursue their case against the Ocean City resident accused of sticking up a north Ocean City bank last August.
Last month, State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby told the Worcester County Circuit Court he wished to stop the local proceedings in favor of the federal case.
Pierce, 59, pled not guilty to armed bank robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on June 23.
According to charging documents, Pierce allegedly stole $9,169 from the bank.
Pierce, also known as Tyrone S. Sabr, was arrested earlier this year after the Maryland State Police Crime Lab linked his DNA to the crime.