Springfield bank robber sentenced to 4 years in prison

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Springfield was sentenced Thursday morning.

Ricky Jenkins, 27, of Dayton, was sentenced to four years in prison in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Jenkins was accused of robbing Security National Bank in July.

Jenkins pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and a gun specification on Jan. 10. Jenkins was sentenced to four years on the robbery charge and 30 months for the gun specification. The sentences will run concurrently, meaning he will serve four years in prison overall.

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Clark County Common Pleas Judge Richard O’Neill handed down the sentence.

Jenkins was 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.

An affidavit filed in the case 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, according to the affidavit. A gun was reportedly recovered from the vehicle.

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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.

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