Suspect in Patton Township bank robbery arrested

Cecil Barnhart
Cecil Barnhart

The search is over for the man suspected of robbing a Patton Township bank on Wednesday.

Patton Township police arrested Cecil Barnhart Sr., 61, of Connellsville, Fayette County, at his home overnight and brought him back to Centre County, according to the department. He is charged with felony counts of bank robbery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Barnhart is suspected of taking an undisclosed amount of money from Citizens Bank, 1826 N. Atherton St., earlier this week.

Barnhart was arraigned Saturday morning before District Judge Leslie Dutchcot and is being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.