David Abram Ziesel
David Abram Ziesel

OAKWOOD — An arrest warrant has been issued for David Abram Ziesel, age 40, from West Palm Beach, Florida. Ziesel is currently on federal probation in West Palm Beach for an armed bank robbery.

The warrant is for one count of aggravated robbery, a felony of the first degree. Ziesel was last seen leaving the State Bank in Oakwood, around 9:14 a.m. Wednesday. He was driving an early 2000’s model Chevy cargo van, possibly with Indiana registration VTH394. That license plate returns to a different vehicle and is expired, but returns to the suspect.

Ziesel was seen earlier in the morning wearing dark baggy sweat pants, a long-sleeve blue Chicago Bears t-shirt and dark tennis shoes.

“Ziesel will be considered armed and dangerous until he is apprehended, even though he didn’t brandish a weapon. I credit the cooperation of several agencies acting quickly and communicating timely to leading to this point in the investigation,” said Sheriff Jason K. Landers. “My investigators will continue working with agencies across the state and country to track this guy down. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio has been instrumental in our investigation. Their agency interacted with Ziesel yesterday, and I couldn’t thank them enough for their assistance in our case today.”

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office continues working alongside the Oakwood Police Department and the FBI.

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