Keith Ward, 48, of Lancaster, has been charged with complicity to aggravated robbery, a felony of the first degree.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said the investigation has been ongoing since the robbery, which resulted in the arrest of David B. Nelson, 53, of 208 Ceder St., Lancaster, minutes after it occurred.
Nelson reportedly fled on foot, gun in hand, and medications he had reportedly taken from the pharmacy in a pillow case.
Deputy Andy Drake chased him through some yards before taking him down in the Second Street area of West Portsmouth.
“He (Ward) was the getaway driver,” Scioto County Sheriff’s Detective Jodi Conkel said. “When he saw the cops coming he bolted.”
Donini said detectives had been working on several leads which resulted in the arrest of Ward.
Nelson was already on parole for four counts of armed robbery at the time of his arrest.
Donini said the robbery is still under investigation, and anyone with information should contact Conkel at (740) 351-1091. All calls will remain anonymous.
Frank Lewis can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org