65-year-old arrested within 30 minutes of Canton Township bank robbery


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The Stark County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Thursday afternoon after a bank robbery.

According to Sheriff George Maier, deputies were dispatched to the Key Bank in the 3000 block of Cleveland Ave SW in Canton Township for a bank robbery in progress around 12:15 p.m.

As the Sheriff’s office’s investigation unfolded, deputies identified 65-year-old Rickey Hampton as the robbery suspect. He was arrested at an apartment in the 700 block of Alan Page Dr. SE in Canton at 12:42 p.m.

“I want to commend the quick response and investigative skills of our Stark County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and 911 Dispatchers involved in bringing this case to a quick and safe resolution,” said Sheriff George T. Maier.

Hampton was booked into the Stark County Jail and is facing one count of Aggravated Robbery.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office at 330-430-3800.