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Raleigh Man Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

WILMINGTON – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a Federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging DANNIE SIMON PARKER, JR., 47, of Raleigh, with bank robbery. 

If convicted of this charge, PARKER would face a statutory maximum of twenty years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

In support of PSN, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina has implemented the Take Back North Carolina Initiative.  This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement.

The charges and allegations contained in the Indictment are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated May 23, 2018

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