Man nabbed after allegedly stealing money jar at benefit, fleeing and hitting 2 people with car

Theft takes place at bluegrass festival.
Scott Seitz2
Apr 21, 2013

 

A rural Willard man is facing a number of possible charges after attempting to steal a jar of money at a benefit Saturday night on Fitchville-River Road.

"There was a bluegrass festival Saturday, which was part of a fundraiser," Huron County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said Sunday.

"The suspect -- a Jeremy Cooper -- took the money jar, which was full of cash, and then fled in a vehicle," Patrick said.

The vehicle took off northbound on Fitchville-River Road at about 6:23 p.m.

Deputy John Vogel and Sgt. Chuck Summers responded to the scene.

"When the suspect was fleeing the scene, he struck two men with his vehicle, injuring both," Patrick said.

"The suspect was later found between 10 and 11 p.m. at the migrant camps on Ohio 598 south of Willard and was arrested," Patrick said.

Patrick said Cooper is facing a robbery charge, which is a second-degree felony.

"He might also be charged with felonious assault or vehicular assault for striking the two men with the vehicle," he added.

Patrick said the men were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center to be treated. Patrick said he did not think the injuries were life-threatening.

A second individual could face charges in this incident.

"Another individual jumped in the vehicle while the suspect was fleeing," Patrick said. "He's being questioned in his role and he may be facing potential charges. That is still under investigation."

Cooper, 36, of 3418 Townline Road 12, was transported to the jail to await a court hearing.

Comments

onegirlarmy

What a scumbag!
Glad they got his sorry @$$!

starryeyes83

Regardless, money jars are a bad idea, it's just way too easy for someone to grab and go.

Rebba

Eva must not have been at the door...glad they got him!

Brock Lee

loooooser

Windy

He got confused. He thought the money was to benefit HIM!

saxkris

Can you say CRAZY much?

csnighthawk

Why are benefit money jars not attached to something substantial so this cannot happen?

Kottage Kat

Lowest of the low

vschandel

It was also a memorial for my Dad who passed away 1-21-13 who would give the shirt off his back to anyone and someone come i and do that.
And my fiance was one of the injured and he didnt even care.
what is this world coming to.

SLIM..W

Aayyy get at sumb!tch he stode r mason jar!

THED0N

Well you can work for the Water Dept.

luvblues2

Really, THEDON? Back on the track of The Water Dept. whining and crying again?

vschandel

really there were people injured and it was a memorial for the my dad that passed away and people have to make stupid comments. nothing funny about what happend at all.

THED0N

luvblues2- You are the only one crying. I am just stating a fact that the City of Norwalk dropped the ball. If you can't handle that than go get a Disney Magazine.

vschandel

REALLY PEOPLE. PEOPLE WERE HURT AND COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE AND THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!