Bank robbery suspect Todd Raymond Keith caught after manhunt in Brown County

Manhunt for suspected bank robber underway
Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 07:41:37-04

ABERDEEN, Ohio -- A bank robbery suspect believed to be armed with a rifle was caught late Friday night after a manhunt that included the FBI, helicopters and several local police agencies.

The manhunt for Todd Raymond Keith, 37, began about  4 p.m. when he was last seen behind Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Middle School. He had been driving a stolen black Lexus, but abandoned it.

The FBI and deputies searched through woods and fields for several hours while advising residents to stay inside.


The FBI identified Keith as the suspect in bank robberies in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The robber was dressed as a clown and was armed, officials said.

Keith was also a person of interest in two other hotel robberies and also suspected in a Delaware County, Ohio bank robbery, according to WCPO sister-station WXYZ in Detroit.

Keith led police in a car chase from Adams County into Brown County down U.S. Highway 52. There were reports of shots fired.

Schools in the area were locked down for a while in order to keep buses off the road, but authorities said they did not believe there was any threat to schools and the lockdown was later lifted.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they believe Keith was in the woods in Aberdeen.

He's scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on Tuesday.