Man Indicted for Bank Robbery, Bomb Threats at Local Schools
The man accused of robbing a bank in Ft. Wright after calling in bomb threats to two local schools is behind bars and indicted on multiple charges.
Timothy Daniel Iles, 33, of Independence, was indicted by the Kenton County Grand Jury on Thursday on two counts of first degree terroristic threatening and one count of first degree robbery.
On March 9, police responded to St. Agnes School in Ft. Wright and Holmes High School after dispatchers received a call from a pay phone that there were bombs inside each. Shortly after, the Citizens Deposit Bank in Ft. Wright's Valley View Plaza was robbed at gunpoint by a masked man in a Kentucky Wildcats hooded sweatshirt.
A joint investigation by the Covington and Ft. Wright Police departments led to Iles who was booked in the Campbell County Detention Center after being arrested on Wednesday for a parole violation in an unrelated case. Iles has a lengthy criminal record dating back more than ten years in the Northern Kentucky region.
"I've got to hand it to Covington Detective Jon Mangus and Ft. Wright Detective George Kruetzjans who really made quick work of a very difficult case," said Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders. "This is a perfect example of inter-agency cooperation and excellent police work bringing swift resolution to a very brazen and alarming case. It's bad enough when armed robbers terrorize bank employees, but in this case there were also two schools full of children victimized, not to mention their parents!"
The detectives executed a search warrant on Iles's home in Independence but Sanders declined to comment on what evidence was seized, citing the on-going investigation.
A terroristic threatening charge arises when someone makes a false statement about a weapon of mass destruction and is a class C felony punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison. The first degree robbery charge is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison.