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York Man Charged with Armed Bank Robbery

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Criminal Information was filed today in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg charging a York man with bank robbery.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Ryan Warnick, age 37, assisted Derek Bowman, age 34, of York in an armed robbery of the PNC Bank located in York, Pennsylvania on January 9, 2016, by acting as the get-away driver. Bowman was sentenced to serve 141 months’ imprisonment on February 16, 2017.


This matter was investigated by the Springettsbury Township Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Schinnour.


This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes with firearms.


Criminal Informations 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 is up to 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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Updated April 14, 2017

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