Robbery suspect identified by ex-wife



MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) -- A man who once served prison time for bank robbery has been arrested in another robbery, after being spotted during the getaway by his ex-wife, authorities said.
Police accuse Daniel Waggoner, 31, of robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in a Kroger grocery store Tuesday.
Police and witnesses said he passed a note demanding money, received cash from tellers and then fled on foot.
Detective Frank Hensley said Waggoner's ex-wife later saw him driving on state Route 122, and wondered what he was doing in Middletown.
"She is on her way to the bank at Kroger and sees his truck -- it's easy to spot. It's black with a chrome smoke stack," Hensley said.
"Even their little boy says, 'There's Daddy's [truck].'"
When the woman reached the Kroger, she learned that the bank branch was closed because of the robbery.
Took action
She went to another branch and told the teller that her ex-husband had been in Middletown shortly after the robbery and that he had gotten out of prison a year ago after serving a sentence for bank robbery.
"She said he had no business being in Middletown, then she heard about the bank robbery and put it together," Hensley said.
The ex-wife identified Waggoner from a photograph taken by the bank surveillance camera, and police took Waggoner into custody Tuesday afternoon at his mother's home in Xenia, where he was living.
Waggoner previously served a prison sentence for robbing a bank in Yellow Springs at gunpoint, Hensley said.
Waggoner took officers to a creek bed in Greene County, where $1,391 believed to have been taken in the robbery was found wrapped in a scarf and hidden under a rock, Hensley said.
Waggoner was being held at Middletown City Jail Tuesday night.

More like this from vindy.com

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.