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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Scranton Man Charged With Bank Robbery

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Wyatt Erb, age 47, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was indicted on August 8, 2017, by a federal grand jury for bank robbery.

 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that on August 1, 2017, Erb robbed the First National Bank in Nicholson, Pennsylvania.

 

The case was investigated by the Dalton Police Department, South Abington Township Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts 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 this offense is 20 years of imprisonment, 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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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated August 9, 2017