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Grand Jury Returns Indictment Charging Rock Island Man with Armed Robbery of Credit Union ATM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2008

Rock Island, Ill. - A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging a Rock Island, Illinois man with the armed robbery of an ATM at the Milan branch of the DHCU Community Credit Union on June 23, 2008. Evander Allen Jordan, Jr., 23, whose last known address is in the 1200 block of 14 ½ Street, was previously charged in a federal criminal complaint.

The indictment alleges that Jordan used a handgun during the robbery of the ATM and took approximately $112,140. According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Jordan allegedly approached the ATM building at approximately 8:45 a.m. on June 23, 2008, while the branch manager was servicing the ATM. Jordan allegedly threatened the employee with the handgun, grabbed a bank envelope and began putting money into the envelope, then ordered the employee to finish filling the bag.

Jordan was arrested on DATE and appeared before U.S, Magistrate Judge NAME on DATE and was ordered detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. If convicted, armed bank robbery is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

The charge is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Illinois State Police and Milan Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. Cannon.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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