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Convicted Armed Bank Robber Indicted Again For Armed Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Grant Elmore Davis, Jr. (71, Mansfield, OH) with armed bank robbery, discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. If convicted on all counts, Davis faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 25 years, up to life, in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Davis that the United States intends to forfeit the firearm and ammunition used to facilitate the offense.

According to court documents, Davis entered Truist Bank branch in Fort Myers and discharged a handgun while making verbal commands for the teller to give him money from the cash register. After obtaining money from the teller, Davis fled the bank.

In November 2001, Davis was convicted of armed bank robbery and using and carrying a short-barreled shotgun in relation to a crime of violence. Therefore, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Morgan.

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 gun violence, and to make out neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. 

Updated November 16, 2023

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