U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RONALD VANTRESS, JR., age 53, of New Orleans, was charged in a three-count indictment with bank robbery, interstate transportation of stolen property, and interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2113(a), 2314, and 2312.
According to the indictment, RONALD VANTRESS, JR., robbed the Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, located at 201 North Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 21, 2018. In addition, RONALD VANTRESS JR. transported a stolen 2009 Toyota Camry, a stolen license plate, and other stolen property from New Orleans to Texas after the robbery.
If convicted, RONALD VANTRESS, JR. faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment on the bank robbery count.
U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.