Ohio Man Indicted in Robberies Linked to `Sock Hat Bandit’

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ A federal grand jury in Kentucky has indicted a 31-year-old Ohio man, charging him with three bank robberies that officials have said were linked to a suspect known as the “Sock Hat Bandit.''
 
The FBI said Brian M. Parnell of Dayton was indicted Thursday in Covington.
 
The robberies occurred during a four-week period in northern Kentucky at a U.S. Bank branch and two Fifth Third Bank branches.
 
The FBI said Parnell was arrested by Covington police after trying to elude officers following a robbery June 18th.
 
Parnell is jailed in Kenton County. Online jail records don't indicate whether he is represented by a lawyer.
 
The “Sock Hat Bandit'' is shown in bank photos covering his head with different knitted hats, but not covering his face.