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LIBERTY COUNTY MAN INDICTED FOR BEAUMONT BANK ROBBERY
BEAUMONT, Texas – A 46-year-old Daisetta, Texas man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for robbing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
John Steven Stark was arrested on Feb. 8, 2012 in Beaumont and charged with bank robbery today.
According to prosecutors, on Jan. 30, 2012, a man entered the Bank of America at 2625 Calder in Beaumont and handed a teller a note stating, "This is a bank robbery." The teller complied with the demands of the note and provided the man with the cash from her teller drawer totaling $3,338.00. Surveillance video captured several images of the man during the robbery and then circulated by broadcast news. The man was identified as Stark.
If convicted, Stark faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
This case is being investigated by the FBI, the Beaumont Police Department and the Daisetta Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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