Suspect in 3 Warren County robberies to be extradited from Indiana

A Hamilton man accused of robbing three Warren County banks from 2016 to 2019 is scheduled to be arraigned next week on robbery charges

Mark Lunsford, 59, of Fairfield Twp., has been held in the Dearborn County, Ind. jail since his arrest on a charge of felony theft/receiving stolen property in March at the Hollywood Casino & Hotel in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

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On Oct. 4, the Dearborn County Superior Court II granted a motion to dismiss the charge without prejudice, which means that charge could be refiled at a later date.

A representative from the Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office said an extradition hearing will be held to return Lunsford back to Ohio. He was facing a prison term of six months to 2 1/2-years if convicted of the Level 6 felony in Indiana.

Lunsford was indicted Sept. 27 by a Warren County grand jury of three counts of robbery, a second-degree felony.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

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Lunsford is accused of robbing the Peoples Bank in Springboro on June 30, 2016, and the Franklin branch July 15, 2016. He is also accused of robbing the Peoples Bank in Carlisle on March 14, 2019.

Carlisle police said he entered the bank and passed a not to a teller demanding money. He allegedly left on foot and got into a gray pickup truck with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapons were displayed and no one was harmed during the incident.

After posting a picture of the suspect on Facebook, Carlisle police said the “tips that came in were very helpful in our investigation.”

He is also wanted by Fairfield Twp. police on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony because he took the pickup truck out of state.

Staff Writer Rick McCrabb contributed to this story.

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