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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two Columbia, Missouri Men Indicted On Federal Bank Robbery Charges

St. Louis, MO – CLARENCE LAMONT WILLIAMS and DANIEL MARK RUDROFF were indicted in connection with the August 22, 2014, armed robbery of the Bank Midwest in Randolph County.

Williams and Rudroff, both of Columbia, MO, were each indicted by a federal grand jury late Wednesday on one felony count of bank robbery and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

If convicted, bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a fine up to $250,000.  The firearm charge carries a minimum penalty of seven years consecutive to the sentence received in the bank robbery charge.  In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Kirksville Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kirksville Police Department, Moberly Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Tazewell County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from additional law enforcement agencies.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Updated March 19, 2015