|Suspects in recent robberies caught|
|Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:00 PM|
BY ED GEBERT
Times Bulletin Editor
Trent A. Webster, 49, Van Wert, and James R. Reynolds, 34, Fort Jennings, were found hiding in a small, confined area inside a Fort Jennings residence.
The two were wanted in connection with the early Sunday morning robbery of the Rambler’s Roost on Lincoln Highway east of Van Wert. Webster was identified through surveillance video as the man who demanded money from an employee at the establishment and threatened that an accomplice was waiting outside to help make trouble if the money was not surrendered.
Reynolds was thought to be the other individual at Rambler’s Roost but he was also wanted in connection with an Oct. 4 robbery at Ross’ Gas Station in Grover Hill. Descriptions of the getaway vehicles in both robberies matched.
According to Putnam County Sheriff Michael Chandler, deputies obtained reliable information on Webster and Reynolds’ whereabouts and received a search warrant for the location on U.S. 224 near Fort Jennings. The two were captured when the search warrant was executed Monday evening. They were taken into custody without incident.
A warrant issued for Webster held a second-degree felony robbery charge against him. Reynolds was wanted only as a person of interest in the Rambler’s Roost robbery but he was already wanted as a suspect for second-degree felony aggravated robbery in the Grover Hill crime.
Investigations into both robberies are continuing by the Van Wert County and the Paulding County Sheriff’s offices.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:24 PM|