Cleveland man charged with bank robbery
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Joe Wallace Peeples, III, age 39, with one count of bank robbery.
The indictment charges that on August 2, 2005, Peeples robbed the National City Bank in Cleveland.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler after an investigation by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offenses, and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
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