Federal Court Appearance for Harvey Bank Robbery Suspect

The downstate man accused of robbing a bank in Marquette County will be back in Michigan within the next couple of weeks.

29–year–old Justin McLean of Cheboygan had his first court appearance on his bank robbery charge in Casper, Wyoming today.

McLean had a preliminary and detention hearing in U.S. District Court in casper.

He has waived his right to any further proceedings in the district of Wyoming.

Extradition is the next step.

McLean has been ordered detained until U.S. Marshals can transport him back to Michigan.

Court officials say there’s no word on when that may be.

There’s also no word yet on which charge he would face first once he returns — his armed bank robbery charge in U.S. District Court in Marquette or his fugitive from justice charge in Cheboygan County.

McLean was arrested in Wyoming on October 16th, four days after the Northern Michigan Bank and Trust in Harvey was robbed.

Witnesses inside the bank gave a description of McLean’s height and weight that almost perfectly matched information on him from the Michigan Department of Corrections website.

That information helped local, state and federal law enforcement officials in both Michigan and Wyoming.