Freetown Man Charged in Falmouth Bank Robbery
A 31-year-old man from the Assonet area of Freetown is accused of robbing a bank in Falmouth on Monday, running into the woods with an undisclosed amount of cash, and then head-butting the arresting officer.
According to a statement from Falmouth police, Michael McLane was spotted emerging from the woods shortly after the incident and was arrested on an outstanding warrant. McLane allegedly struggled with Officer Thomas Maguire, who was able to restrain the suspect. Once in handcuffs and back on his feet, McLane "suddenly struck Officer Maguire with a head-butt," police said.
McLane allegedly robbed the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank on Palmer Ave. and police were called at around 2:55 p.m. McLane now faces charges of unarmed robbery, larceny, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.
The Falmouth Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts State Police, and the FBI.