A 28-year-old Ohio man suspected in several armed robberies, including the robbery of U.S. Bank in West Chester, has been arrested in western Montana, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Below is a portion of the report:
The U.S. Marshals Service learned David Owen Cooper was in the Kalispell area and planned to arrest him during a traffic stop Wednesday evening.
Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says Cooper refused to pull over and led officers on a pursuit east of Kalispell. Patrol cars struck Cooper’s vehicle. He fled on foot, but was soon apprehended.
Cooper was believed to have been working construction in the Kalispell area.
Police in West Chester, Ohio say Cooper is a suspect in the robbery of a US Bank branch in May. He also is wanted for robberies at a hotel, gas station and ice cream store in the Dayton area.
The U.S. Bank, located at 9135 Cox Road in West Chester, was robbed May 5. The robber flashed a pistol and demanded cash, according West Chester Police Sgt. Matt Tombragel.
According to police, at the time of the incident, the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and headed northbound on foot and hid behind a nearby office building. After an exhaustive search of the area, which included the use of police K-9, the suspect was not located.