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CHARLESTON, MISSOURI COUSINS CHARGED WITH BANK ROBBERY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2011

On January 11, 2011, Richard Anderson, 20, and Holli Wrice, 32, both of Charleston,
Missouri, were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, in a two (2) count indictment
charging them: in Count 1 with Armed Bank Robbery of the Capaha Bank, 145 Russell Ave, Tamms,
IL, on November 6th, 2008, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 2113; and in Count 2
with Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, that is the bank robbery alleged in Count 1, in
violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c), Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney
for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

The Indictment was unsealed after Anderson, who was arrested in Florida on December 25,
2010, made his first appearance in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on
February 9, 2011. On February 14, 2010, following a hearing, he was ordered detained pending trial
which is set for March 8, 2011, at Benton. Wrice, who is also in custody, is scheduled to make her first
appearance on the charges on February 25, 2011, in United States District Court, Benton, IL, at 8:45a.m.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed
to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Jackson County Sheriff’s
Department and the Illinois State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Carr is handling
the prosecution.

 

 

 

 

 

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