Suspect considered armed and dangerous could be headed to Kentucky

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (WTVQ) – A man wanted in connection to a string of armed robberies in Ohio is on the run from police and could be headed to Kentucky or Tennessee, according to West Chester Police in Ohio.

Investigators say based on numerous tips, 20-year old Corey Bates is likely driving south on I-75.  He has a felony warrant for aggravated robbery, according to police.  They say the string of armed robberies occurred at gas stations on and around July 30, 2021.

Police say Bates is believed to be carrying a black handgun.  He is 6’1″ and 200-pounds with a neck tattoo of a broken heart stitched together.

Police say he’s traveling with 23-year old Thomas Walters, who is 5’10” and 120-pounds.

Investigators say anyone who comes in contact with Bates should use extreme caution and contact 911 immediately.

Tips can also be given to the West Chester Police Department at 513-777-2231.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously online through the WCPD anonymous tipline

Thomas Walters/West Chester Police Dept.



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