BANCROFT, Neb. | Federal authorities are waiting for a suspected bank robber to be released from a hospital so he can be formally charged.
A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha accuses Jeffrey Bonneau, 38, of one count of bank robbery in connection with the April 20 robbery of First Bank of Bancroft.
An FBI spokeswoman said that Bonneau will appear in court and be formally charged once he has been released from the hospital. Bonneau was injured after rolling an ATV while fleeing from authorities in rural Bancroft.
According to the complaint, Bonneau took $6,745 from the bank, then fled on the ATV. Officers tracked Bonneau to grove of trees north of town and encountered Bonneau, who produced a handgun. Officers took cover, and after 15 minutes Bonneau fired a shot, then fled south on the ATV before rolling it. He was taken into custody and transferred to Pender Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Authorities recovered approximately $1,020 in cash from Bonneau's hiding spot and approximately $4,205 that had been placed in a tree.
Bonneau admitted to robbing the bank and directed officers to the money, the complaint said.