A Marengo man is in jail after police received a tip from Facebook that led to his arrest for robbing a Marengo bank.

Arrested and Charged was Jason Elliott, 44, 8380 Jill Circle NW, Ramsey, IN

  1. Robbery, Level 5 Felony
  2. Theft, Level 6 Felony

At approximately 1:35 this morning, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested Elliott in connection with the bank robbery that occurred at First Savings Bank in Marengo on Friday afternoon, August 9th.

Indiana State Police Detectives received a tip from an unidentified individual who saw the Facebook post about the bank robbery in Marengo.

The information received helped identify Elliott.

Detectives were able to track down Elliott late last night at his residence located at 8380 Jill Circle NW, Ramsey.

Detectives were able to recover some of the money that was allegedly stolen from First Savings Bank in Marengo.

Further investigation also revealed Elliott allegedly committed the bank robbery at the Stock Yards Bank in Austin on July 19th.

Elliott was arrested and taken to the Crawford County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

This is an on-going investigation.

Investigating Officers: First Sergeant Juli Schnell, Detective Chuck Pirtle, Detective Matt Bufick and Sergeant Mark Green, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Milltown Police and English Police