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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Huntsville Man Indicted For Series Of Bank Robberies

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury today indicted a Huntsville man for 11 robberies or attempted robberies at banks across north central and north western Alabama, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr.

An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges CEDRICK LAMOND HICKS, 32, with nine counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery. In all, the banks were robbed of more than $43,000. Most of the charges are for robberies or attempted robberies in 2012, while one charge is for a 2006 bank robbery and two are for bank robberies this year.

The date, location and amount of money stolen are as follows, according to the indictment:

• Dec. 13, 2006, Regions Bank, Madison Street, Huntsville, $3,074.
• Feb. 22, 2012, Regions Banks, Madison Street, Huntsville, $2,870.
• March 23, 2012, First Jackson Bank, Sutton Road, Huntsville, $1,894.
• April 30, 2012, Renasant Bank, U.S. 72 West, Madison, $3,500.
• Aug. 2, 2012, Peoples Bank, U.S. 431 South, Guntersville, $890.
• Aug. 8, 2012, Traditions Bank, Alabama 67 South, Decatur, $7,243.
• Nov. 27, 2012, Regions Banks, Lee Street, Rogersville, $8,009.
• Jan. 7, 2013, Peoples Trust Bank, Military Street South, Hamilton, $9,000.
• March 6, 2013, ServisFirst Bank, Meridian Street, Huntsville, $6,575.

The attempted bank robberies were on Sept. 18, 2012, at Cadence Bank, U.S. 431, Albertville, and on Nov. 26, 2012, at Traditions Bank, Second Avenue NW, Cullman.

The maximum penalty for each robbery count is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Stuart Burrell is prosecuting.

The public is reminded than an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent and it will be the government's responsibility to prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

Updated March 19, 2015