Florida Residents Charged with Armed Robbery of Wethersfield Bank
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Brian C. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Wethersfield Police Chief James Cetran today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment yesterday charging SAMUEL NEATHERY, 29, and DAISY FELIBERTY, 35, both of Florida, with robbing a Wethersfield bank at gunpoint in December 2018.
The indictment alleges that, on December 27, 2018, Neathery and Feliberty entered the People’s United Bank located at 436 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, brandished firearms and, by force, violence and intimidation, took approximately $83,000 from the bank.
The indictment charges Neathery and Feliberty with one count of armed bank robbery, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 25 years, and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, an offense that carries a mandatory consecutive term of imprisonment of at least seven years.
Neathery and Feliberty are currently detained in South Carolina for alleged offenses stemming from a credit union robbery in Forest Acres, South Carolina, on February 5, 2019.
U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wethersfield Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.