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Man arrested after snatch and run

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A Lexington man is being held on a $50,000 bond after trying to swipe a jar of money from a festival this weekend.

Jeremy Cooper, 36, was charged with robbery.

Witnesses at the ABH Bluegrass Hideaway, where the music festival and benefit was being held, identified Cooper as the man who took the jar of money and fled the area in his vehicle.

"He struck two people with his car," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Bill Duncan said. "He was obviously leaving in a hurry."

He fled the festival at about 6:30 p.m. A few hours later, shortly after 10 p.m., police arrested him south of Willard. A second man was in the vehicle with Cooper, but Duncan said they don't believe he was involved in the robbery.

"He was interviewed, and he's not been arrested. His participation, if any, is still being determined," Duncan said.

He declined to say how much money witnesses estimated was in the jar.

"That's something that we're going to hold onto. Road patrol sergeants are still actively investigating," he said.

Cooper is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Municipal Court for a hearing Tuesday.

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