Circleville man charged with robbing three banks in Columbus

Jeremy William Draise

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old man in connection with three bank robberies in Columbus over a three-month span.

Jeremy W. Draise, of Circleville, was charged with six counts of robbery in connection to the three robberies: at First Merit Bank at 7490 Sawmill Road on Jan. 8, at Huntington National Bank at 7744 Sawmill Road on March 11, and at Huntington National Bank at 3003 East Main Street on March 19.

“Total loss to the three banks was over $4,500,” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said in a news release.

If found guilty on all charges, Draise could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Arraignment for Draise is set for Wednesday at 1:30 pm.

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