Venice Man Charged With Threatening To Commit A Mass Casualty Event And Unlawful Possession Of A Silencer
Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Timothy Paul Jones (59, Orlando) with two counts of bank robbery. If convicted, Jones faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison on each count. The indictment also notifies Jones that the United States intends to forfeit $80,000, which is alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense.
According to the indictment, on June 2, 2022, Jones took $30,000 from a bank in Orlando in the presence of a bank employee by force and intimidation and forced an employee to accompany him during that robbery. Seven days later, Jones took $50,000 from a bank in Kissimmee in the presence of a bank employee by force and intimidation and again forced a bank employee to accompany him during that robbery.
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 FBI, with assistance from the Kissimmee Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dana E. Hill.