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FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and Douglas County Sheriff's Office Arrest Man for Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – Clayton Emery Catlin, age 44, was arrested yesterday in Highlands Ranch without incident for bank robbery, Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers announced. Catlin made his initial appearance before a Magistrate in U.S. District Court in Denver this afternoon where he was advised of his rights and the charges pending against him. Catlin is due back in court on April 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for a detention hearing and preliminary hearing.


According to the facts outlined in the Criminal Complaint affidavit, on March 24, 2017, the defendant robbed the TCF Bank located at 7206 Federal Blvd in Westminster. Clayton was on federal probation for a bank robbery approximately one decade ago.


If convicted, the defendant faces not more than 20 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine.


The arrest was made by the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Douglas County Regional SWAT Team. The investigation was conducted by the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force. The defendant is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kurt Bohn.


A Criminal Complaint is a probable cause charging document. Anyone accused of committing a felony violation of federal law has a Constitutional right to be indicted by a grand jury. The charges in the Complaint are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 6, 2017

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