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2 charged with roles in bank robbery

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Two people have been charged in connection with a bank robbery last week in Wheelersburg, Ohio, according to the office of Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini.

The U.S. Bank in Wheelersburg was robbed Thursday by a man wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans with holes in them, a white ski mask and black shoes.

Todd M. Williams, 33, of Birch Hollow, was arrested Sunday in the 100 block of Birch Hollow, Portsmouth, on a charge of robbery, according to a news release from the office of Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini. Williams is being held on a $75,000 bond.

A second man, Paul E. Charles, 40, of 12th Street, Portsmouth, was arrested on a probation violation and complicity to robbery. He is being held without bond pending a court appearance scheduled Tuesday in Portsmouth Municipal Court.

Detectives worked on several leads with the assistance of Portsmouth Municipal Court probation officers. Authorities allege Charles was the driver during the bank robbery, according to the release.

Authorities found a vehicle believed to have been used in the robbery in a driveway on Birch Hollow. Detectives and sheriff's deputies surrounded the rental house and detained a suspect without incident. The suspect was brought to the sheriff's office and subsequently charged with robbery, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing, Donini said. Additional charges could be submitted to a Scioto County grand jury, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Det. Jodi Conkel at (740) 351-1091.

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