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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seven Defendants Charged in Two Separate Armed Bank Robbery Cases

One Defendant Still at Large

CINCINNATI – A federal grand jury has charged seven defendants in armed bank robbery cases in two separate indictments returned in Cincinnati.


Malcolm Lorenzo Jones, 20, of Cincinnati, remains at large.


Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Field Office, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac, Colerain Police Chief Mark Denney, Green Township Police Chief James Vetter and Springfield Township Police Chief Robert Browder announced the indictments returned this week.


One indictment alleges that Keila D. Spurling, 26, Miguel Chiles, 27, and Sierra L. Leary, 23, all of Cincinnati, were involved in the armed robbery of Main Source Bank on Cheviot Road in Cincinnati on May 26 and Quincy Chiles, 21, also of Cincinnati, joined the trio in the armed robbery of the Wes Banco Bank on Winton Road in Springfield Township on June 6.


The second indictment, which is a superseding indictment, alleges that Nelson Jones, 25, and Hope Tolbert, 20, both of Cincinnati, were involved in the armed bank robbery of North Side Bank and Trust on Gregory Street in Cincinnati on May 13 and Nelson Jones and Malcolm Lorenzo Jones, 20, also of Cincinnati were involved in the armed bank robbery of Key Bank on Springdale Road in Colerain Township on May 22.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of these cases by the FBI and local police departments, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Springer who is prosecuting these cases.


An indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


If you have information on the whereabouts of Malcolm Lorenzo Jones, please call FBI at 513-421-4310 and/or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.


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Violent Crime
Updated July 20, 2017