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Jason Earl Hill
Inglis man accused of bank robbery

By Buster Thompson, Chronicle Reporter

An Inglis man with a history behind U.S. prison bars for robbing a bank is now facing a similar charge connected to a bank robbery in Marion County.

On Wednesday, May 16, with a Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrest warrant in hand, authorities charged 52-year-old Jason Earl Hill with the May 11 unarmed robbery of the Harbor Community Bank in Ocala, according to a MCSO news release.

Hill is accused of walking into the bank at 8290 S.W. College Road and passing a note to a clerk demanding money and also implying he had a weapon, although Hill didn’t brandish one, MCSO’s release says.

It’s alleged that Hill left with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove away in a green Saturn Vue, which MCSO detectives were able to trace back to Hill, who also resembled the robber seen in bank surveillance footage.

A bank teller also identified Hill as the robber for police.