PARKERSBURG - A Wood County man charged in connection with a November bank robbery in Parkersburg was in Wood County Magistrate Court Friday for another charge.
Norman J. Rattliff, 62, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was arraigned on a charge of failure to register address changes as a sex offender. He is in custody in lieu of a $10,000 bond by Wood County Magistrate Robin Waters.
According to the criminal complaint filed with the magistrate court, Rattliff is required to register as a sex offender due to a conviction of sexual assault on Sept. 9, 1991 in Cabell County. He was last registered on May 3, 2012 with the West Virginia State Police as living at 1012 Seventh St., Apt. B, Parkersburg.
Norman J. Rattliff
In October 2012, information was obtained by state police indicating he was not living at the Seventh Street address. A visit was made and the apartment owner said Rattliff had not been living there for a long time.
On Dec. 18, 2012, police visited the residence again and the trooper was advised by the current occupant that Rattliff was not there. The trooper obtained a written statement from the occupant that Rattliff had not been seen since Oct. 1, 2012, when the current occupant began living there.
Rattliff was charged earlier with the Nov. 13 robbery of Community Bank, 3906 Emerson Ave. He partially concealed his identity with a hooded jacket and sunglasses during the incident, police said.
Police reports state Rattliff approached a teller, removed a zippered case from inside his jacket and handed it to the teller.
Rattliff was arrested on Nov. 15 at the Economy Inn on Seventh Street in Parkersburg on unrelated warrants for joy riding and failure to appear in court. He was accused of taking a 1988 Jeep without permission and later wrecked the vehicle, police said.
He was charged with the robbery on Nov. 20.