Created on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 Written by JOEL E. MAST
A Jackson Center man suspected of robbing the Huntington National Bank, 201 E. Columbus Ave., has been charged via indictment in two city robberies and a burglary of his sister’s home.
Christopher Yaeger, 34, faces two charges of robbery and single counts of burglary and grand theft in indictments handed up Tuesday morning by a Logan County grand jury.
According to the indictments, he is accused of robbing the Dollar General Store, 884 E. Sandusky Ave. on Nov. 4. On Dec. 9, he robbed the Huntington and broke into Ashley Savage’s 850 E. Sandusky Ave. home.
He took a television, jewelry and a 20-gauge shotgun.
During the Huntington robbery, he demanded the teller give him $900, while at the Dollar General he tried to force a clerk to open a safe at the store. The clerk was unable to open the safe, so he demanded money from the cash register.
After Dec. 9, Mr. Yaeger became a fugitive. He was captured Jan. 30 by U.S. Marshals accompanied by a Shelby County deputy as Mr. Yaeger showed up to work at a construction site in the Indianapolis area.
He is suspected of a Nov. 29 burglary to a rural Jackson Center residence during which he allegedly took jewelry and multiple handguns and long guns.
No one qualified for a $5,000 reward offered by the Huntington, according to FBI Special Agent Harry Trombitas.
He said it was investigative work on the part of the Bellefontaine Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service that led to the suspect’s apprehension.