Corvallis man charged with using knife to rob bank | Local

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A Corvallis man is facing charges for allegedly using a knife to rob the Key Bank, 1817 N.W. Ninth St. in Corvallis, on July 15.

Zachary Phillip Williams, 33, was charged in Benton County Circuit Court on Friday with first-degree robbery, first-degree theft, coercion, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.

Judge Locke Williams set Zachary Williams’ bail at $50,000.

The next hearing in the case was scheduled for July 26.

The report of a bank robbery was made at about 4 p.m. on July 15, and the Corvallis Police Department responded.

A bank teller told an officer that he was counting the money in drawer when a male walked in, said he was taking his money, pulled up a shirt and displayed a knife, according to a probable cause affidavit in the case.

The teller said the suspect also made a motion to show something else that was tucked into his pants, and the teller was unsure if this was another knife or a gun, the affidavit states.

According to court paperwork, the teller placed a stack of cash off the counter and placed it in the bag. The cash, which amounted to more than $1,000, included a tracking device.

The suspect fled towards the railroad tracks behind Home Depot, 1780 N.E. Four Acres Place. While searching the area, officers located Williams in a culvert. Officers located a black fanny pack-style bag on the inside of Williams’ pants. Nearby, in some bushes, officers also found a large knife consistent with the knife used in the robbery, the affidavit states.

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2021-07-22 00:45:00

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