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UPDATE: Guily Plea in 2009 Meigs County Bank Robbery

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/29/13 @ 5:30 p.m.
MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man has admitted to robbing a bank in Meigs County, Ohio.

Sean Mitchell, 45, of Athens, pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing the Tuppers Plains branch of Farmers Bank on September 1, 2009.

During a hearing in Meigs County Common Pleas Court, Mitchell pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, robbery, theft and kidnapping charges.

Mitchell was caught a few months later in Mississippi, after robbing a bank there.

He is currently serving time for that robbery.

When that sentence is finished, he will be brought back to Ohio, where he will serve three to ten years for the Meigs County robbery.

Mitchell will be formally sentenced for the Meigs County robbery on September 11.



UPDATE 7/1/13 @ 12:11 p.m.
POMEROY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The man charged with a 2009 bank robbery in Meigs County has finally been returned to Ohio to face charges in the robbery.

Investigators say Sean Mitchell, 44, of Athens, Ohio, robbed the Tuppers Plains Branch of the Farmers Bank on September 1, 2009.

In November 2009, Mitchell was arrested in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, following a bank robbery there.

Mitchell appeared in Meigs County Common Pleas Court Friday where he was arraigned on aggravated robbery, robbery, theft and kidnapping charges. His bond was set at $500,000 10% cash.

Following his arrest in Mississippi, investigators said he confessed to the Tuppers Plains robbery. They say he told investigators he used a grocery bag with a rock in it, and then told bank employees it was a bomb.

In December 2009, Mitchell was indicted for the Meigs County bank robbery.

It took prosecutors nearly four years to have Mitchell extradited back to Meigs County since he fought extradition.

He was picked up in Mississippi last Thursday where he was serving an eight-year sentence for armed robbery after being convicted of robbing the M&M Bank in Ocean Springs in November 2009.

He is being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/6/09
POMEROY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Meigs County Sheriff says an arrest has been made in a bank robbery that happened back on September.

Sheriff Robert Beegle says Sean Mitchell, 41, of Athens, Ohio, was arrested in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, following a bank robbery there Thursday morning.

The Sheriff says during questioning following that robbery, Mitchell confessed to robbing the Tuppers Plains Branch of the Farmers Bank on September 1.

He says Mitchell told investigators he used a grocery bag with a rock in it, then told bank employees it was a bomb.

Charges of aggravated robbery have been filed in Meigs County Court.


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