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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dauphin County Man Charged With Bank Robbery

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that David Wayne Miles, age 46, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted on August 9, 2017, for bank robbery and attempted bank robbery.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that Miles robbed the Orrstown Bank on Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, taking approximately $12,348, on April 6, 2017, and again on April 26, 2017, taking approximately $11,664. The indictment also alleges that on May 31, 2017, Miles attempted to rob the Community State Bank of Orbisonia, on Waterfall Road, Waterfall, Pennsylvania.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mechanicsburg Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom is prosecuting the case.


Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.


A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.


The maximum penalty under federal law for each count of bank robbery is 20 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Violent Crime
Updated August 10, 2017