The Glenwood Springs man accused of robbing a midvalley bank in June may still face charges related to the same business being robbed in March, according to 5th Judicial District Attorney Mark Hurlbert.
Judge R. Thomas Moorhead of Eagle County District Court on Wednesday postponed until November a disposition hearing for Jeremy Harmon.
That delay gives Basalt police roughly a month to wrap up their investigation into Harmon, 38.
His attorney, Jesse Wiens, said that he and Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Mallory are “very quickly” approaching a plea deal.
Part of those negotiations concern whether more charges will be filed for the robbery of Vectra Bank in El Jebel that occurred March 2, Hurlbert said.
“We’re waiting on that,” he said of Basalt police’s investigation.
Harmon is charged with felony robbery and theft of under $2,500 after he allegedly disguised himself in ski garb and handed a note to a teller demanding money on June 22.
Authorities say he walked away with an undisclosed amount of money before he was detained the same day and eventually arrested.
Authorities say that Harmon entered the bank and went to the same teller who was approached when the business was robbed in March. The culprit in the earlier crime also was well-disguised and used a note, and both crimes happened on a Friday morning at roughly the same time.
In July, Mallory said a search of Harmon’s residence after the June robbery turned up “stuff that connects him” to another bank robbery. The connection was “just to a bank,” he said, declining to say whether the evidence was related to the March 2 robbery.
Moorhead on Wednesday approved the request for a 30-day extension, but said that would be the final stretch before Harmon either pleads guilty or goes to trial.
Harmon, dressed in tan slacks, a gray fleece vest and a blue shirt, told Moorhead he understood. His father attended the hearing as well.
Money woes may have led to Harmon’s alleged actions. Two days before the June robbery, Harmon and his landlord reached an agreement to end an eviction proceeding, Garfield County court records show.
Harmon was to pay $470 by June 22, the day Vectra Bank was robbed for the second time in four months. The agreement also called for him to pay his landlord $66 by June 25; all of his July rent and utilities by July 5; rent and utilities for August by Aug. 3; and to surrender the premises by Aug. 31, according to court records.
Harmon, who Wiens said was released a couple of months ago on a $10,000 bond, is next due in court on Nov. 7.