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One of three Grant County men pleaded guilty Nov. 12 in connection with a Aug. 2 bank robbery in Fort Wright.
Dustin Webster, 24, changed his plea as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
Webster, along with Shawn Ruby, 25, and Ronald L. Hall, 25, all of Dry Ridge, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Covington.
According to the plea agreement, Ruby entered Heritage Bank and showed a bank teller a note demanding money and indicating that he had a gun.
The teller gave Ruby approximately $2,086 in cash before he left the bank.
Webster’s deal with prosecutors alleges that Hall wrote the note that Ruby used in the robbery and Webster drove Ruby to the area of the bank before the robbery and drove him away from the scene afterward.
The three planned to use the stolen money to purchase heroin, according to the agreement.
Police were able to use a video surveillance tape to help identify the suspect, alleged to be Ruby, who entered the bank at the 1900 block of Dixie Highway in Fort Wright around 2 p.m.
Ruby and Hall were taken into custody Aug. 5 after police officers from the Ft. Wright Police Department, United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Grant County Sheriff’s Office followed tips and located the men.
Ruby was arrested at the Budget Host Inn in Cincinnati. When police officers entered his hotel room, he attempted to jump from a second story window.
Hall was arrested on his family’s farm on Lemon-Northcutt Road.
Webster surrendered to authorities Sept. 24 at the Boone County Detention Center.
Webster will be sentenced in federal court at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25.
Ruby and Hall are expected to go to trial in January.
The penalties for the two suspects, if convicted, include up to 20 years in prison.