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Yaeger captured in Indiana

A local man wanted for a robbery at Huntington Bank in downtown Bellefontaine last month has been captured.

Christopher Yaeger (pictured), 34, of Jackson Center, was working at a construction site in Indianapolis when he was arrested by U.S. Marshals and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office Monday morning around nine o'clock.

Yaeger was lodged in the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis. He is awaiting an extradition hearing.

No one was injured during the arrest.

Yaeger was wanted for another area crime.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reports that Yaeger entered a home on State Route 119 near Jackson Center and took jewelry and a firearm on November 29th.

On December 9th, Yaeger robbed the Huntington Bank, 201 East Columbus Avenue.

Yaeger reportedly entered the bank shortly after eleven a.m., waited in line, and then gave a female teller a note stating he would hurt somebody if she did not give him cash.

Although no weapon was observed, the teller complied and gave him an undisclosed amount of cash.

Yaeger fled southbound from the bank.

Huntington Bank offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Yaeger.

Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley praised several agencies for their ongoing work leading to the arrest.

The Bellefontaine Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Office, Shelby County Sheriff's Office, FBI, and U.S. Marshals worked together over the last seven weeks.

In August 2009, Yaeger was indicted for theft of a firearm, weapons under disability, and breaking and entering stemming from a theft at a Lakeview business.

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