PNB Robbery Suspect Arrested

NEWARK, OHIO – Newark Division of Police Detectives were able to identify the vehicle used
in the robbery at Park National Bank at 990 North 21 st Street, on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. The
vehicle was registered to Michael Lee Jones, 60, of Newark, Ohio. Detectives were able to use
this information to locate Mr. Jones and the vehicle in Charleston, West Virginia. Charleston
authorities placed Mr. Jones in custody without incident.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Newark Police Officers were called to the Park National Bank at
990 North 21 st Street at approximately 2:04pm on a report of a robbery in progress. Officers and
Detectives arrived at the scene, secured the bank, and immediately began to canvass for
additional video footage from neighboring businesses and residents. Video footage of the
suspect’s vehicle and a search of the area with FLOCK cameras were key in assisting detectives.

Detectives will be presenting the case to the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office for a charge of
Aggravated Robbery. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to call the
Newark Division of Police Detective Bureau at (740)670-7215.

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