UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR) — The man who was charged with robbing two banks in the same day appeared in Oneida County Court today for the first time since the pandemic. 59-year-old Kevin Byng of Utica was a suspect in a string of bank robberies throughout the city of Utica in October . He was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree robbery, and one count of third-degree attempted robbery; both of which are felonies. In march he pleaded not guilty. Today, court ended quickly with judge Robert Bauer scheduling a Suppression Hearing for Byng next month.
“This matter is procedural, what’s next up for what’s known as a Huntley Hearing. We need to have a Suppression Hearing relative to statements that were allegedly made by you to police I’m going to hold the Suppression Hearing to determine whether or not the police acted properly in obtaining those statements from you.” – Judge Robert Bauer, Oneida County Court
Byng is due back in court at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26th.