Bert Ely

(6-25-21) Former Ohio City resident Bart B. Ely (49) was arrested by an FBI task force Tuesday in Englewood on bank robbery charges.

Ely was a named suspect in at least three other recent bank robberies in parts of the Stateline region. Those robberies include Englewood, Tipp City , Troy and Bluffton, Indiana.

Ely remains booked in the Montgomery County Jail Friday afternoon.

Ely might also be the man who robbed a Chase Bank in Lima recently. Pictures posted by Lima authorities would indicate the possibility.

The case against Ely will be handled by federal investigators.

(LR) picture from Troy Police and picture from Lima authorities