Bond denied for Forest Acres bank robbery suspect

Bond denied for Forest Acres bank robbery suspect

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The man accused of robbing a bank in Forest Acres went in front of a judge in South Carolina for the first time Friday afternoon.

Samuel Neathery appeared for a bond hearing, and the judge denied bond.

No family or friends were present.

Neathery was taken to Alvin S. Glenn detention center Thursday by U.S. Marshals.

Neathery escaped to Florida after the robbery of the South Carolina Federal Credit Union on February 5th.

Police then launched a massive manhunt in the Forest Acres area.

Neathery was arrested in Kissimmee, Florida after being on the run for nearly three weeks.

He is facing charges for armed robbery, six counts of kidnapping, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

After bond court, WIS spoke with Forest Acres Police Chief Gene Sealy who says when Neathery was captured in Florida it was a breath of fresh air for the Forest Acres community.

“I talked with a lot of residents I see around and they were glad to know the person was off the streets, which made them feel a little more at ease,” Sealy said.

Regarding Neathery’s alleged accomplice Daisy Feliberty, she is also behind bars in Richland County.

According to the solicitor, Feliberty’s bond was denied in general sessions court on March 4th.

This comes after she waived her right to appear in bond court in February.

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