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UPDATE: Two Indicted for South Webster Bank Robbery

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By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/24/14 @ 8:45 a.m.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Two men have been indicted in connection with a bank robbery in South Wesbter, Ohio.

The Scioto County Grand Jury indicted Chancey Barry, 29, and Mark Chafin, 29, both of Gallipolis, Ohio. The men are charged with aggravated robbery, robbery and three counts of kidnapping.

The men were arrested at a home in Gallipolis about three weeks after the robbery of Citizens Deposit Bank on Jackson Street in South Webster on June 2.

Along with the Scioto County robbery, Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning says the men confessed to robbing Bladen Landing, Bodimers Grocery, and a Speedway gas station, twice.



UPDATE 7/1/14
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) – The case of two men charged with robbing a Scioto County bank last month is now headed to a grand jury.

The Scioto County Sheriff says Chancey Barry, 29, and Mark Chafin, 28, both of Gallipolis robbed the Citizens Deposit Bank on Jackson Street in South Webster on June 2.

The men were arrested at a home in Gallipolis about thee weeks after the robbery.

Investigators in Gallia County say the pair is also responsible for four convenience store robberies in Gallia County.

Barry and Chafin were arraigned on the bank robbery charged last week. On Thursday the case was sent to a grand jury, according to court records.



UPDATE 6/20/14 @ 6:30 p.m.
GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Two men in Gallia County walked outside Thursday to see who was pulling up in their driveway. When they realized it was Gallia County Sheriff's deputies, they knew exactly why they were there.

Chancey Barry, 29, and Mark Chafin, 28, both of Gallipolis, were arrested and admitted to a spree of crimes.

The two men were charged with robbing a Scioto County bank earlier this month. The same men also are believed responsible for four convenience store robberies in Gallia County.

The bank robbery happened June 2 at the Citizens Deposit Bank on Jackson Street in South Webster.

Following the robbery, the men reportedly fled in a black Monte Carlo with front-end damage and red pin stripes.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says his detectives then followed several leads that led them to locate the suspect vehicle in Gallia County.

With the help of the Gallia County Prosecutor, a search warrant was obtained for the car and a residence along Dillon Road.

“When we saw that vehicle, we were able to make identification of it and that it was the vehicle that was used in the bank robbery in South Webster,” said Gallia County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Richard Grau.

As part of the investigation, Donini said his detectives were also able to assist Gallia County in solving a recent crime spree where three convenience stores were robbed, one of them twice.

The first robbery happened on June 8, and the most recent on Monday. Charges in those robberies are expected to be presented to a Gallia County grand jury at a later date.

The three stores that were robbed are Bladen Landing along Ohio Route 7, Bodimers Grocery and a Speedway gas station along Jackson Pike.
The Gallia County Sheriff says evidence found at the residence ties the men to the robberies.

Two women at the residence were questioned and released.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning said the arrests are perfect examples of how utilizing all available resources and working jointly can positively impact a community.

“It’s good for the community,” Grau said. “I personally went and contacted each of the business owners in Gallia County today. There was a huge sense of relief from all of them.”

It’s not only a sigh of relief for the people who were robbed, but those working to crack the case.

“It’s always a big win at any time you can hold someone accountable for kind of running wild in your county, as well as neighboring counties,” said Gallia County Assistant Prosecutor Britt Wiseman.

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UPDATE 6/20/14 @ 10:50 a.m.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Two men from Gallipolis have been arrested and charged with robbing a Scioto County bank earlier this month. The same men are also believed responsible for four convenience store robberies in Gallia County.

Chancey Barry, 29, of Gallipolis, and Mark Chafin, 28, of Gallipolis, are each charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

The bank robbery happened at the Citizens Deposit Bank on Jackson Street in South Webster on June 2.

Following the robbery, the men reportedly fled in a black Monte Carlo with front end damage and red pin stripes.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says his detectives then followed several leads that led them to locate the suspect vehicle in Gallia County.

With the help of Gallia County Prosecutor, a search warrant was obtained for the car and a residence along Dillon Road.

As part of the investigation, Sheriff Donini says his detectives were also able to assist Gallia County in solving a recent crime spree where four convenience stores were robbed.

The first robbery happened on June 8, and the most recent on Monday. Charges in those robberies are expected to be presented to the Gallia County Grand Jury at a later date.

The Gallia County Sheriff says evidence found at the residence ties the men to the robberies.

Two women at the residence were questioned and released.

Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning says the arrests are perfect examples of how utilizing all available resources and working jointly can positively impact a community.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/3/14
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Investigators have released surveillance pictures of the man who they say robbed a Scioto County bank Monday afternoon.

The robbery happened at the Citizen Bank in South Webster about 3:45 p.m. Monday.

The Scioto County Sheriff says the man indicated he had a weapon during the robbery. He was wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black mask or bandanna, along with a black billed ball cap.

The Sheriff says he fled the bank on foot, and was picked up by the driver of an older model dark colored vehicle with front end damage. The vehicle seen parked on McDonald Street right before the robbery and the suspect was observed getting out of the vehicle and walking towards the bank.

Detectives are requesting if anybody has seen this suspect or vehicle to please contact the Sheriff's Office and not to approach the vehicle.

All calls will remain anonymous.


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