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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Department of Justice

United States Attorney James R. Dedrick Eastern District of Tennessee


Maryland and Virginia Residents Charged in South Pittsburg Bank Robbery

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn - On January 26, 2010, a federal grand jury in Chattanooga, Tennessee, returned a two-count indictment charging Jonathan Allen, 24, of Reston, Virginia, and Terence Crawley, 27, of Clinton, Maryland, with bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in connection with the robbery of the Citizen’s Tri-County Bank in South Pittsburg, Tennessee on January 4, 2010.

If convicted, each defendant will face a term of imprisonment of up to twenty-five years on the robbery charge and an additional prison term of seven years or more on the firearms charge.

This indictment is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Tennessee Highway Patrol, Virginia State Police, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and South Pittsburg Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mel Andrew Schwing will represent the United States.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment constitutes only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until his/her guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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