- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A federal grand jury in Kentucky has indicted a 31-year-old Ohio man, charging him with three bank robberies that officials have said were linked to a suspect known as the “Sock Hat Bandit.”

The FBI said Brian M. Parnell of Dayton was indicted Thursday in Covington.

The robberies occurred during a four-week period in northern Kentucky at a U.S. Bank branch and two Fifth Third Bank branches.

The FBI said Parnell was arrested by Covington police after trying to elude officers following a robbery June 18.

Parnell is jailed in Kenton County. Online jail records don’t indicate whether he is represented by a lawyer.

The “Sock Hat Bandit” is shown in bank photos covering his head with different knitted hats, but not covering his face.


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