GALION — A man suspected in the robbery of Check into Cash stores in Bucyrus in Galion is being held at the Crawford County Justice Center on a $1 million bond.
Mark A. Morgan, 54, no address available, was arrested on Thursday and has reportedly admitted to his role in the robberies. He was taken into custody by members of the Tiffin Police Department at the Days Inn on the corner of Ohio 53 and Ohio 224 in Tiffin. After his arrest, he was turned over to Bucyrus police.
Morgan also was interviewed by Galion police before making an initial appearance in Crawford County Municipal Court on Friday. Judge Shane Leuthold set Morgan’s bond at $1 million. He is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and could face up to 15 years in prison.
Morgan was identified by several people who saw a security camera image captured and posted on social media in recent days. Several people said Morgan could be the person responsible, also stating that he was hiding in a hotel in the Tiffin area.
An arrest warrant was issued, and Morgan was arrested by Tiffin police.
Capt. Joseph Greathouse of the Bucyrus Police Department is appreciative of the response from area citizens.
“The Bucyrus Police Department and the Galion Police Department would like to thank the community for help in solving these crimes. Also, thanks to the Tiffin Police Department for their assistance. By working together with the community and all surrounding law enforcement agencies we make our communities safer.”
The Bucyrus robbery was last Wednesday. The robbery in Galion was Dec. 15.