Man accused of trying to rob Key Bank is to be in court Wednesday

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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This van was use in an attempted robbery in Harrison Twp.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

HARRISON TWP., Montgomery County -- Arthur James Hall Jr., accused of trying to rob a Key Bank branch on Feb. 27, remains in jail:

  • Hall is to be in court Wednesday on charges of robbery, fleeing and eluding and contempt. His bond is $50,000
  • He is to be back in court Thursday and Friday on traffic charges that include driving without a valid license
  • Hall is accused of handing a teller a note demanding $500. The teller pushed the note back at him

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UPDATE @ 7:38 p.m. (Feb. 28): Arthur James Hall Jr., 46, is to be in court Wednesday on single felony counts of robbery, fleeing and eluding and a misdemeanor count of contempt of court.

He is to be back in court Thursday and Friday on traffic charges that include driving with an expired license and two counts of driving under suspension. The bond on the expired license violation is $2,500, according to online court records.

According to the investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hall entered the branch, 4747 N. Main St., just before 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 and began a conversation with a teller before passing a note demanding $500.

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Arthur James Hall Jr. (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

Arthur James Hall Jr. (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

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Arthur James Hall Jr. (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

The teller pushed the note back at him. He quickly exited the building.

Deputies spotted a white conversion van on Needmore Road, just west of North Dixie Drive. The van had been described in police radio broadcasts as the suspect vehicle. The van headed south on North Dixie when deputies tried to stop the vehicle. They terminated the pursuit at that point.

Sheriff’s detectives later located the van in Dayton, near Keowee and Leo streets.

They followed as the van returned to Harrison Twp., heading north on North Dixie Drive and then west on Embury Park Drive. The driver pulled into the Triangle View Apartments, where he got out of the vehicle and ran to the front of 2761 Triangle View and exited through a rear door.

Hall was arrested as he left the building.

According to online jail records, Hall has a lengthy criminal record stretching to 2009. The majority of the charges that have been pursued against him -- 21, mostly involving misdemeanor traffic violations -- have been cleared by the prosecutor's office.

Hall was last sentenced to jail in May 2010, on felony charges of receiving stolen property and theft.

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