Cleveland man indicted for four bank robberies
A grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Eddie J. Fletcher, 39, of Cleveland, with three counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment alleges that Fletcher robbed three banks: First Merit Bank of Streetsboro, Ohio, on January 10, 2013; Chase Bank of Cleveland, Ohio, on April 3, 2013; and, First Place Bank of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on September 9, 2013. The indictment further alleges that Fletcher attempted to rob the same Chase Bank branch on November 25, 2013.
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, if any, 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 in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Kendra Klump following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Streetsboro Police Department, and other local law enforcement agencies.
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.