He has not yet released the name of the suspect.
Kelly says tellers entering the Community Bank in Amesville at about
8 a. m. were confronted by a man hiding inside a closet. They slammed the door in his face and fled. He followed them out and fled into the woods east of the bank on State Route 550.
The sheriff is giving a lot of credit for the suspect’s capture to Amesville firefighters, who were setting up nearby for their annual festival. He says blocked off the area – and pointed deputies to the suspect’s location.
Kelly says the Deputy John Morris and K-9 Esko then tracked him down in the woods.
Kelly says the man gained entry to the bank by breaking through a back window in an empty upstairs apartment and then broke through the ceiling of the bank.
The sheriff says it appears the man had unsuccessfully tried to get into the vault – and when he couldn’t, waited for the tellers to arrive.
Kelly says a second suspect is also being sought, but he didn’t say what that person’s involvement was.