Man accused of armed robbery at Springfield bank indicted
By Parker Perry
July 31, 2018
A man accused of robbing a Springfield bank with a semi-automatic handgun was indicted on felony charges.
Ricky Jenkins, 27, of Dayton, was indicted on counts of aggravated robbery, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, having weapons under disability and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.
Jenkins is accused of holding up Security National Bank, 1756 N. Limestone St., while wearing a black wrap over his hair, a black mask over his mouth, black pants and a black t-shirt, an affidavit filed with municipal charges says.
The affidavit describes a chaotic scene in the bank during the robbery.
“After a few moments he jumped on the bank counter and yelled again as he pointed the firearm at the witnesses,” the affidavit says.
The court document says he demanded money and told the bank employees to empty their drawers. He put the money in a plastic bag, according to the affidavit.
Jenkins is then accused of fleeing with the bag of the bank’s money in a vehicle at a high rate of speed with Springfield officers in pursuit.
Jenkins allegedly crashed in the area of Interstate 675 and fled on foot, but not before he dropped the money bag. A gun was reportedly recovered from the vehicle.
Neighbors in the Medway area alerted Clark County deputies that Jenkins was knocking on doors looking for a ride. A short time later deputies found him riding in someone else’s car in the 11000 block of Lower Valley Pike, Springfield police said at the time.
He was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail the same day. Body cam footage shows deputies apprehending Jenkins and can be viewed on SpringfieldNewsSun.com.
Jenkins appeared in Clark County Common Pleas Court late last week where his bond was set at $150,000. He remains in Clark County Jail.