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Youngstown man indicted for austintown bank robbery

July 24, 2010

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against James Edward Gray, age 35, of Youngstown, Ohio, for bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

On July 12, 2012, Gray walked into the First Place Bank on South Meridian Road in Austintown, Ohio and gave the teller a demand note, according to the indictment.

He was apprehended on July 13, 2012, by the Austintown Police Department.

The indictment results from an investigation conducted by the Austintown Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was presented for indictment by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and inmost cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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