2 Arrests: Police link clothing to hostage-takers, gun found in suspect's home

2 Arrests: Police link clothing to hostage-takers, gun found in suspect's home
Chris Hill (Source: FBI)
Chris Hill (Source: FBI)

ONTARIO, OH (WOIO) - Two men have been arrested nearly one month after allegedly holding a Key Bank employee and his family hostage at gunpoint in their Ontario, Ohio home.

On November 6, authorities say Taylor Crisman and Chris Hill ordered the bank employee to drive to the bank, remove a large sum of money from the vault and return home.

Meanwhile, authorities say the suspects held the man's wife and small children hostage until he returned with the cash.

Authorities from several agencies arrested Crisman and Hill during a traffic stop in Galion on Dec. 2.

"The one thing that these violent criminals did not count on was the incredible work of the FBI, the Ontario Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's Office," said U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach. "Now they will pay the price at the bar of justice for that oversight."

While searching the homes of Hill and Crisman, police recovered several items which link them to the crime, like the fedora hat and bandana the hostages said Crisman was wearing during the time he held the family in their home. Authorities also recovered a .38 caliber handgun believed to be used during the ordeal.

Crisman was placed into federal custody based on a warrant obtained this week. He was transported to Akron.

Hill is currently being held on probable cause charges in the Richland County Jail and will be federally charged Thursday.

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