Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

By
Bethany Venable

Dateline
Updated Fri, Apr 20, 2012 1:46 pm

A Lancaster man will spend up to 11 years in prison for robbing a Fairfield County bank in January.

Billy Caudill pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday to one count of robbery and one count of tampering with evidence for robbing the Peoples Bank in Carroll.
 
Assistant Prosecutor Darren Meade says Caudill received an eight year sentence for the robbery charge and a three year sentence for the tampering charge.
 
A reported sighting of Caudill shortly after the robbery caused alarm on Ohio University's Athens campus.
 
OU officials had sent students emergency notifications and text messages as OUPD searched for Caudill on Athens' west side.
 
Caudill was ordered to pay $5,460 in restitution in the robbery case.
 
Meade says Caudill is expected to plead guilty to a charge of probation violation at a later date and will likely receive two additional years on his sentence.  
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