Springfield police are thanking the public for their help in putting a man behind bars who they say went on a robbery spree throughout the city.

$200,000 bond set against Springfield man accused of bank robbery

A Springfield man accused of a bank robbery and other crimes is in Clark County jail after a judge imposed a $200,000 bond against him.

Everett Stokes Jr., 32, was indicted last week in connection to a July bank robbery at National Security Bank and is also accused of three robberies that occurred at area Speedway gas stations.

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Stokes is charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with three counts of robbery, one count of aggravated robbery and having weapons while under disability. Stokes is accused of robbing Security National Bank on West Main Street, the Speedway store on South Burnett Road twice and the Speedway at 1314 E. Main St.

Authorities allege Stokes’s crime spree began July 18 when he went into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The note said, “no bank tape, no trackers, no die packs, $5,000.00.”

Surveillance pictures from the robbery were put out to the public on the police department’s Facebook page, but no charges were filed at the time due to a lack of suspect information.

The Speedway robberies took place on Sept. 22, Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, police said. Police told the Springfield News-Sun that the arrest wouldn’t have been possible without help from the community.

Clark County Common Pleas Judge Douglas Rastatter set bond during an arraignment hearing Friday.

A next court date in the case has not been set, according to court records.

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