LONDON, KY - A Williamsburg couple was indicted yesterday for charges related to the robbery of a Federal credit union in Whitley County.
Jason Fox, aka, the “Bad Hair Bandit,” 30, and his wife, Tasha K. Fox, 26,were indicted by a federal grand jury in London for armed bank robbery and conspiracy to carry and use a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Jason Fox was also charged with using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
The indictment alleges that on December 1 of this year, the defendants used force, violence, or intimidation to rob the L&N Federal Credit Union of $3,270.00.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), and the Williamsburg Police Department jointly made the announcement.
The investigation preceding the Indictment was conducted by the FBI London; FBI Knoxville; FBI Louisville; Barbourville Police Department; Kentucky State Police; Williamsburg Police Department; Jellico Police Department; Corbin Police Department, and WCSO. The Indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney W. Samuel Dotson.
The couple is in custody and will appear in U.S. District Court in London for an arraignment on January 20. Jason Fox faces a mandatory prison sentence of seven years on the firearm charge, and a maximum prison sentence of 25 years on the remaining charges. Tasha K. Fox faces a maximum sentence of 25 years. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.