Cullman County Man Indicted for Jasper Bank Robberies
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Cullman man for robbing the same Walker County bank twice within seven months, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.
A three-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges WALTER LARRY LUMPKIN, 71, with two counts of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a bank robbery.
According to the indictment, Lumpkin robbed the Curry Branch of First Bank of Jasper on June 17, 2016, taking $32,600. The indictment charges he robbed the same bank on Jan. 20 this year, taking $61,135. He is charged with brandishing a Heritage Arms .22-caliber revolver during the January robbery.
The maximum penalty for bank robbery is 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The penalty for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence is a minimum of seven years and a maximum of life in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney William G. Simpson is prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.