(8-18-20) On August 18, 2020 at 9:40 a.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Farmers State Bank in New Madison at 101 South Main Street on a report of a bank robbery. Officers responding were advised that it was an armed robbery and the suspect had fled the bank.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money from the teller. The suspect was given an undetermined amount cash before fleeing the scene. Through the course of the investigation Deputies made contact with Bryan Adkins (41), of Hollansburg, at 112 West Washington Street in New Madison. Adkins was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, drugs, and evidence linking him to the bank robbery.
Several other items were located at the residence that were recovered. Those items were linked to other theft offenses in Darke County. Those cases will remain under investigation.
Adkins was arrested and transported to the Darke County Jail where he will await his initial appearance on the charges.
This is the second time that Farmers State National Bank has been robbed this year, the last time was on January 31st.