U.S. Bank robbery suspect recently released from prison indicted on 9 charges

GREENE COUNTY — A man charged in connection to several area bank robberies has been indicted by a Greene County grand jury.

He also had just recently been released from prison for the same crimes at the time of his arrest last month.

William Anthony Rivers was indicted on four counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and a single count of tampering with evidence. He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Rivers was accused of robbing U.S. Banks in Beavercreek and Fairborn last month., according to court records. He’s currently being held in Greene County Jail.

Beavercreek Police investigated its robbery at the U.S. Bank on Dayton-Xenia Road.

Fairborn police also had a robbery at its U.S. Bank on West Main Street.

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Fairborn police recognized Rivers from surveillance photos, because he was known by the department for a robbery at the same bank previously, court records read.

Rivers was released from prison in November after serving nearly a decade for two counts of robbery and a weapons under disability charge. He was in the middle of serving probation on those charges and his parole officer said “he had gone AWOL from a halfway house in Dayton on Friday,” records read.

An attempted robbery at the U.S. Bank in the Meijer on Wilmington Pike in Kettering happened a short time before Rivers was located near the U.S. Bank at Meijer on Springboro Pike in Miami Twp. a few days after the Greene County robberies, according to dispatch records.

Kettering police have not said if Rivers is the suspect in their attempted robbery and he has not been charged in that case, records show.

In both the Beavercreek and Fairborn cases Rivers is accused of passing a note demanding money and telling the teller he had a gun, records read.