The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local News

November 7, 2013

Third bank robbery suspect found in Ohio

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The third suspect connected to an Oct. 28 bank robbery in Anderson was arrested out of state and will be transported back to Madison County.

Edwin Le’Anthony (Lee) Ricard, 19, of Anderson was found hiding out in a home in the 600 block of West Third Street in Mansfield, Ohio, by local authorities. According to Anderson Police Department spokesman Joel Sandefur, APD detectives had received information that Ricard had fled to Mansfield after the bank robbery, and they shared the details with the Mansfield Police Department.

MPD searched the home on Nov. 1 and found Ricard. Why Ricard was there and who he was staying with is still under investigation, Sandefur said. APD was informed of the arrest on Wednesday night, he added.

“He’s still in the Richland County (Ohio) Jail for now, but he’ll be brought back after some more processing,” Sandefur said.

Ricard and 23-year-old Gerald Lamont Reed are the lead suspects in the robbery, which happened at about 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 28 at the First Merchants Bank at 2825 Nichol Ave. Latorya A. Rayford, 32, of Anderson, who was also arrested the night of the robbery, faces charges of false informing and assisting a criminal.

According to a probable cause affidavit, two masked men walked into the bank and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash after a bank employee was struck in the head with a gun. The teller was treated for minor injuries.

The bandits escaped in a white Ford Taurus that Reed had borrowed from a friend. Minutes after the robbery, a witness reported to police that two men had abandoned a Taurus with a matching description in the 2200 block of West 12th Street and left the area in a four-door black-and-blue Ford Taurus.

According to a release from APD after the robbery, numerous eyewitness accounts enabled detectives to identify both Reed and Ricard as the two suspects in the holdup. Most of the money stolen during the robbery is believed to have been recovered during the investigation.

Text Only
Local News
  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 World War I veteran instilled pride, patriotism John Robert Quinn didn't realize he had been hit by shrapnel until a buddy told him, "John, you've got blood all over your back." They were in southern France serving in a tank battalion alongside the British in World War I.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 local Nurse hoped for lasting peace after World War I Ella Hand’s grave marker in Elwood is simple and unadorned. A stone block, it marks that she was born Sept. 20, 1870, and died Oct. 28, 1937.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • County voting records sought in federal probe

    A federal grand jury has subpoenaed absentee ballots and other information related to the 2014 primary election in Madison County.

    July 28, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 28 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 28, 2014

  • Madison County and major league baseball Since 1893 to the present, 10 young men from Madison County have lived the dream dreamed of by many a young boy of playing Major League baseball. Their names can be found on the rosters of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers,

    July 28, 2014

  • What's Where: July 28 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Monday, July 28.

    July 28, 2014

  • Markleville Jamboree begins July 31 Is your baby the prettiest? Does your pet do amazing tricks? Do you bake, sew, craft? Do you like tractors? If any of this sounds like you, you're invited to join in the contests at the Markleville Jamboree.

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - HB0728 - Colts Camp - 006 Armed Forces Day at Colts camp pairs Girl Scout cookies with veterans

    Pair Girl Scouts and their world-famous cookies with Armed Forces Day at Indianapolis Colts training camp, and you've got a winning combination. Operation: Cookie Drop, as it's called, is a program where customers buy boxes of cookies for delivery to active and retired military throughout central Indiana.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0728 - Gordon art Rain doesn't dampen Brickyard fans' spirits

    Despite threatening skies and chances of rain, fans at the Brickyard 400 were not disheartened by the forecast Sunday. Fans expected the race to be completed and were anticipating an exciting race for the Sprint Cup event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: July 27 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday and Saturday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 27, 2014

July Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook