News and Press Releases

alba man indicted for three bank robberies

April 3, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Alba, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for robbing three banks in Joplin, Mo., Webb City, Mo., and Springfield, Mo.

Michael D. Manis, 52, of Alba, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield. Today’s indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Manis on Mrach 28, 2012.

Today’s indictment alleges that Manis used a weapon to rob U.S. Bank in Webb City on Feb. 14, 2012; Great Southern Bank in Springfield on Feb. 24, 2012; and Great Southern Bank in Joplin on March 14, 2012. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Manis told law enforcement officers that he used a different pellet gun for each of the robberies.

Ketchmark cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Joplin, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.

Return to Top

Stay Connected: Visit us on Facebook or Twitter

Facebook Twitter
Justice 101
Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Project Ceasefire

Our commitment to reducing gun crime in America.

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31
Community Outreach

Giving Back to the Community through a variety of venues & initatives.

Weed and Seed

Read about our programs to "Weed" out crime and "Seed" positive resources