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

Friday, September 28, 2018

Etters Man Indicted For Armed Bank Robbery

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brandon Black, age 34, of Etters, Pennsylvania, was indicted on September 26, 2018, by a federal grand jury for armed bank robbery.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Black robbed the S&T Bank in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, with a knife on August 31, 2018, taking approximately $2,823.     

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Camp Hill Borough Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli is prosecuting the case.

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.

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 this offense is imprisonment for twenty-five years, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a 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 September 28, 2018