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Sunday, December 15, 2013 9:00 PM

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MIDDLE POINT — Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced in a statement that deputies are investigating a robbery that occurred in the early-morning hours on Sunday.

Riggenbach said his office received a 9-1-1 call at 0159 hours Sunday morning from the Rambler’s Roost on Lincoln Highway that someone had robbed the business.


During the initial investigation, Riggenbach said deputies identified the man who entered the business, a possible description of a vehicle believed used in the robbery and that a second person may be involved.


The man who entered the business was identified as Trent A. Webster, 49, of Van Wert. Webster was wearing a dark colored hat, a dark colored zip-up jacket, a dark colored shirt and glasses.

The description of the vehicle possibly used in the robbery is a 1995- 2000 Ford Explorer, blue over tan, possibly an Eddie Bauer edition.

Riggenbach said a warrant for robbery, a felony of the second degree, has been issued for Webster.

Riggenbach advised Webster entered the business and told an employee to give him money. Webster also told the employee someone else was waiting outside and there would be problems if Webster was not given the money. The employee complied with Webster’s demand.

Riggenbach released that the second person who may have been involved in the robbery is James R. Reynolds, 34, of Fort Jennings. Reynolds is a person of interest in this robbery and is a suspect in a robbery that occurred in Paulding County on Oct. 4. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office has a warrant for Reynolds for aggravated robbery, a felony of the second degree.

Riggenbach said the investigation into the incident at the Rambler’s Roost is continuing and more charges could be filed.

James R. ReynoldsRiggenbach is asking anyone who has information on this robbery or the location of Webster or Reynolds to contact the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office at 419-238-3866 or use the Sheriff’s Office website at using the “Submit a Crime Tip” link. You may also contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office at 419-399-3791, access the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page or the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office website at

Citizens can also contact Van Wert County Crime Stoppers at 419-238-STOP. Anyone reporting information can remain anonymous.

Last Updated on Sunday, December 15, 2013 8:43 PM

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