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Monday, December 16, 2013 11:07 AM


At 9:20 p.m. Monday, Putnam County Sheriff Michael Chandler issued the following press release:

On Dec. 16, investigators from Putnam County Sheriff's Office Detective Division, assisting Paulding and Van Wert County Sheriff's Office in the investigation of the two robberies that occurred in Paulding and Van Wert counties over the past two months. Investigators from Putnam County Sheriff's Office were able to obtain reliable information on the location of James R. Reyholds and Trent A. Webster, suspects in the robberies.

On Dec. 16, a search warrant was obtained and executed for a residence located at 25751 US 224, Ft. Jennings. Deputies from Putnam, Paulding and Van Wert counties executing the search warrant were able to locate the two suspects hiding in a small confined area of the residence. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Arrested were:

James R. Reynolds, age 34, of Ft. Jennings

Trent A. Webster, age 49, of Van Wert

The investigation is continuing by Paulding and Van Wert counties' sheriff's offices.


From earlier information on Sunday, Dec. 15:

BY ED GEBERT • DHI Correspondent

VAN WERT – No new leads have been announced in the investigation of the early Sunday morning robbery at Rambler's Roost on Lincoln Highway. Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach stated that deputies are investigating the crime and are looking for two men suspected to be involved.

Sought are 49-year-old Trent A. Webster of Van Wert and 34-year-old James R. Reynolds of Fort Jennings.

Deputies identified Webster as the man who entered Rambler's Roost just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 and told an employee to give him the money. The suspect told the employee the someone else was waiting outside and there would be problems if the money was not handed over.

Webster was reportedly wearing a dark-colored hat, dark-colored zip-up jacket, dark shirt, and glasses. The vehicle suspected to have been used in the robbery is a 1995-2000 Ford Explorer, possibly an Eddie Bauer edition with a tan body with a blue top.

Webster is wanted for robbery, a felony of the second degree.

Reynolds is only a person of interest in this robbery, but is a suspect in an Oct. 4 robbery at Ross' Gas Station in Grover Hill. The getaway vehicle in that robbery had the same description as the vehicle in this case. A warrant for Reynolds' arrest for second degree felony aggravated robbery in the Grover Hill incident was issued in Paulding County.

The investigation is continuing. Riggenbach is looking for information about the whereabouts of either man. Contact the Sheriff's Office at (419) 238-3866 or or the Paulding County Sheriff's Office at (419) 399-3791 or Confidential information can also be reported at (419) 238-STOP.


Last Updated on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:39 PM