On Wednesday, June 30, at around 6:30 a.m., Arthur DiNapoli. saw someone outside his Yerry Hill road home, near his car, a 2001 Honda. DiNapoli had left the keys in his car, so he went out to see what was going on. Meantime, his wife called the police.
According to the indictment, that person was Jahson Marryshow, who then stole car.
Marryshow is alleged to have then gone to Lake Hill and, at around 9 a.m., set a barn at 3651 Route 212 on fire. The police believe that the fire was probably intended as a diversion.
The Honda, or a car very like it, was then seen coming up McDaniel Road and then down Mead’s Mountain Road, at a high rate of speed, passing a witness in another car on the curve near Magic Meadow.
Then, at 9:12 a.m., Marryshow is alleged to have entered the Bank of America in the Bradley Meadow’s Mall in Woodstock wearing a pea coat, a mask, goggles, and orange gloves. He was holding a gun described as a nine millimeter.
He approached the tellers and demanded money. Neither the bank nor the police have released the exact amount but it is said to have been more than $20,000, a large amount by contemporary bank robbery standards.
This was all recorded on security cameras, but with the goggles and mask, Marryshow was not definitively identifiable. The tapes were viewed by the ADA and police. The suspect’s familiarity with the routes and his need for a heavy disguise made them think their suspect was local. The robbers “comfort level in the bank” made them suspect, “this was not his first rodeo.”
He threw the bag with money into the stolen Honda, jumped in, and raced out of the parking lot headed for the center of Woodstock. Then he turned around, headed east out of town, and made a right onto Rt. 375. He turned onto Tanglewood Road. He abandoned the car and continued on foot. This was around the corner from his parent’s home on Witchtree Road.
He was chased by Woodstock Police, State Police, and the Sheriff’s Department. They employed a K-9 unit and a helicopter. The dogs led police to an open basement door at the home of Charles Winters. The Swat Team went to the house. Winters let them in. But nobody was found. Winters is in no way considered connected to the robbery and the associated events.
The robber disappeared.
Although there were eyewitnesses to both the car theft and the arson, and although Jahson Marryshow was widely rumored to have been the bank robber, the police did not, at that time, name any suspect.
Trace and DNA evidence were sent to the State Police forensics laboratory in Albany. Chemical evidence was sent to the FBI laboratory in Quantico. Police sources and the District Attorney’s office said they were waiting on that evidence to name a suspect and produce an indictment. Not all of those reports are in, but enough of them apparently are to have now named Marryshow, and to make a successful presentation of their facts to a Grand Jury.
There were already warrants out for Marryshow. He is alleged to have been involved in a fight in the Cumberland Farms parking lot on Sunday night, September 26. When police approached him near Andy Lee Field on Sunday, October 31, he fled, which added four more charges including resisting arrest.
Marryshow is not yet in custody. Police believe he is somewhere out of the county. They are actively looking for him. ++