Pike County robbery suspect arrested in Kentucky


A man wanted in a Pike County, Ohio robbery has been arrested in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Ronald J. Anderson was taken into custody by Olive Hill Police Chief Bobby Hall around 11 a.m. on Thursday and will face aggravated robbery charges.

The Pike County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office was seeking the whereabouts of Anderson in connection with the robbery of the Atomic Credit Union in Beaver, Ohio that occurred on Tuesday.

Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader, along with investigators from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and the Pike County Prosecutor’s Office had followed up on several leads in the search for Anderson, and informed authorities in Olive Hill, Kentucky they believed Anderson to be hiding in their area.

On Thursday morning, Hall reportedly located Anderson walking across a parking lot and apprehended him without incident. Reader was notified and immediately sent investigators to Carter County Detention Center to interview Anderson.

In addition to Anderson, two women, Kimberly Erwin Anderson, 48, and Oneida Henderson, 42, both of Piketon, have been charged with complicity to aggravated robbery for what Reader said was their roles in assisting Anderson in the robbery of the Atomic Credit Union in Beaver.

“Robert Joe Anderson is still incarcerated down in (Carter County) Kentucky and we’ll have to extradite him back,” Pike County, Ohio Prosecutor Rob Junk told the Daily Times. “He can actually do one of two things – he can waive extradition and say I’m willing to come on back, or, if he wants to fight it, because he’s out-of-state, we have to obtain a Governor’s Warrant. John Kasich would issue a Governor’s Warrant and send it down to Kentucky. Once that’s received, they’d bring him back.”

Reader said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may follow. He took the opportunity to thank everyone who assisted his office in the initial response to the robbery, the investigation following the incident and the apprehension of all three suspect. He also thanked the citizens for their assistance in the investigation and said anyone with information concerning the case or any other criminal activity should contact his office at 740-947-2111. He said information can also be submitted to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office through its website at www.pikecosheriff.com. All calls and information submitted can remain anonymous.

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By Frank Lewis

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