Zanesville Man Arrested in Toledo Bank Robbery Case

by WHIZ Reporter on July 24, 2012 at 6:32 am

A Zanesville man wanted for an armed robbery in Toledo is behind bars in Zanesville.

Police Captain Tony Coury said 48-year-old Kenny Gatlin was arrested Tuesday morning on an aggravated robbery charge.

Coury said his office was contacted by the FBI two weeks ago after they said Gatlin walked into the Charter One Bank in Toledo on July 7th and demanded money.

"The allegation had been made that he had a firearm, is what we believe," said Coury.  "He walked into the bank, demanded some money, according to him, he did not say that it was a robbery, he just walked into the bank and asked for money."

Zanesville Police received a tip that Gatlin was at a house at 1004 Seborn Avenue Coury said he surrendered without incident.

Coury added that Gatlin was just released from a multiple-year prison sentence and could face several more years if convicted.

"The last time he did a considerable amount of time, but this time, I’m sure he’s looking at several years," Coury said.  "He may have a bank robbery attempt here also, but his other one, I think he was convicted on three and maybe sentenced on two, but I think he did nine years the last time."

Gatlin is in the Zanesville City Jail and will be extradited back to Toledo in the next couple of days.