Suspected bank robbers free

Farmer's Bank Robbery

The Ashtabula brothers accused of robbing a Lake Milton bank last week are free while their case is pending in Mahoning County Court.

Christopher Eurich, 22, and his brother Jonathan, 28, each entered no plea Monday in Mahoning County Austintown Area Court. They both posted 10 percent of a $13,250 bond, meaning they paid $1,325 to be released from the Mahoning County Jail.

Both were charged with robbery and Christopher Eurich was additionally charged with having criminal tools.

They are scheduled for a July 15 preliminary hearing.

The duo were apprehended by Lake Milton Police Chief Bob Schaeffer Friday on Interstate 76 westbound past state Route 534 about 5 minutes after the robbery.

Schaeffer, who has been chief for just six months, said it was the second bank robbery in the township since he has been there.

Police said a man wearing makeup walked into the Farmer’s National Bank at 17817 Mahoning Ave. and gave a teller a note demanding money. Some money was given and the man fled in a black BMW driven by another man, police said. Schaeffer said no weapons were displayed during the robbery.

Schaeffer said he is unsure how much money was stolen, but some cash was recovered from the BMW, as was other evidence.

A court records search shows Christopher Eurich was charged with drunk driving on June 7 in Geneva-on-the-Lake. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $2,500 bond.

Geneva-on-the-Lake police said Eurich was traveling 39 mph in a 25 mph zone and registered a 0.10 blood-alcohol content on a breath test, slightly more than the legal limit of .08.

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