City councilman's son arrested, accused of robbing a bank

City councilman's son arrested, accused of robbing a bank

MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - 19 Action News has learned that the suspect in a Maple Heights bank robbery is the son of a Walton Hills city councilman.

Teddy Linville, son of councilman Denny Linville, has been identified as the person accused of committing a robbery on September 16 at the 6134 Dunham Road branch of Huntington Bank.

During the incident Linville stated he had a bomb and was holding an object that appeared to be an explosive device.

Linville eventually was taken into custody near Rockside and Lee Rd.

Although the device referenced as a bomb looked realistic, the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Hazardous Device Unit (HDU) determined it to be a fake.

Linville was charged with aggravated robbery, a felony of the 1st degree, and is currently being held at the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office.

No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with further information can contact the Maple Heights Police Department Detective Bureau. 216-587-9644.

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