Waverly man arraigned in 2012 robbery
A Waverly man was arraigned in district court Thursday on charges related to the Sept. 2012 robbery of an Athens Township business.
Township police charged Eric D. Satterly, 28, with robbery, robbery with the threat of bodily injury, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, according to a criminal complaint filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw's office.
Following his arraignment before Judge Shaw, Satterly was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Satterly is scheduled to return to court Nov. 5 for a preliminary hearing.
Police said Satterly, wearing a bandage around his face, a black baseball cap and blue shirt, robbed the Rite Aid store in the Valley Shopping Plaza on Sept. 8, 2012, then fled north on foot.
Satterly handed a note to store staff demanding patches containing fentanyl, a controlled substance, according to police. Satterly told staff to "just go get what you need to get" and "don't push any buttons" to alert law enforcement, police said.
A search outside the Pine Street multi-family residence where Satterly lived turned up evidence of the robbery, police said. Police found the shirt Satterly wore, a note pad with the same type of paper used for Satterly's note, an empty fentanyl patch package and a partial roll of bandage resembling the one Satterly had used to wrap his face.
Waverly village police received a warrant to search Satterly's apartment, police said. Satterly was taken into custody Sept. 10, 2012 as a fugitive from justice when police executed the search warrant, according to police.
Athens Township and Waverly police were assisted by the Sayre Police Department and the Towanda Police Department K-9 Unit.
Amanda Renko can be reached at (570) 888-9652; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.