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Bank robbery suspect in fed custody

YOUNGSTOWN — A man accused of holding up a Warren bank earlier this month was ordered into the custody of federal marshals after a hearing Friday in federal court.

A detention hearing was held for Patrick I. Marsh via video before Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Henderson. Court records show that Marsh waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and the case was bound over to a grand jury for further action.

Henderson granted the prosecution’s motion to detain Marsh, who immediately was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Marsh, 38, who gave authorities a Hubbard address but now lives in Niles, was charged earlier this month in U.S. Court, Northern Ohio District, with bank robbery in connection with the Feb. 2 holdup at the TCF bank in the Warren Plaza.

Marsh was arrested two days later thanks to the quick work of a Warren detective.

TCF Bank, 2001 Elm Road NE, was robbed of $740 at 3:40 p.m. by a heavy-set male wearing a white-hooded sweatshirt, according to police reports.

Minutes after the robbery, a federal affidavit states, Warren detective Frank Tempesta reviewed archived closed-circuit footage of the robbery. Tempesta placed some still images from the footage on social media and sought assistance from the public to identify the robber.

Tempesta later that day received a tip leading to Marsh. On Feb. 4, agents staked out Marsh’s home on Fenton Street in Niles, and found in his garbage can similar items that were worn by the bank robber.

They also saw Marsh in his utility truck, similar to the one driven by the robber, the affidavit states. Marsh later confessed to authorities about the robbery, saying he did it because he had financial difficulties, the document adds.

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