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Northern Colorado Bank Robber Indicted and Then Arrested

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado
Defendant thought to have robbed a bank in Keenesburg and one in Lyons

DENVER – A bank robber allegedly responsible for two bank robberies in Northern Colorado has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver.  James Wilbert Gray, age 25, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, was arrested in Texas after first being charged with bank robbery in Kentucky.  He was later indicted for two bank robberies in Colorado. 


Gray faces two counts of bank robbery, Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and Denver Division of the FBI Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers announced.  Gray has made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Texas, where he was advised of the charges pending against him.  He is currently in custody in Kentucky where he is also facing bank robbery charges.  He is being held without bond, and will be transferred to Colorado after the matter in Kentucky is resolved.


According to the Denver federal grand jury indictment, which was returned on September 26, 2017, Gray on July 24, 2017 robbed the TCB Bank, located in Keenesburg, Colorado.  Also, on July 27, 2017, he robbed the Bank of the West in Lyons, Colorado.  Both bank robberies carry a penalty of not more than 20 years in federal prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and restitution. 


The investigation was handled by the FBI with substantial assistance from the Lochbuie Police Department and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. 


The defendant is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kurt Bohn.


The charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Updated November 3, 2017

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