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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Lee County Man For Five North Alabama Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury today indicted a Lee County man for a string of bank robberies in North Alabama in January, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr.

A five-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges JIMMY DAWSON CUNNINGHAM JR., 38, of Salem, Ala., with five bank robberies between Jan. 3 and Jan. 14. He is charged with the following robberies: National Bank of Commerce, Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham, Jan. 3; PNC Bank, Euclid Avenue, Mountain Brook, Jan. 8; First Community Bank, Marktplatz Center, Cullman, Jan. 10; Regions Bank, Culver Road, Mountain Brook, Jan. 10; and Union State Bank, Pelham Parkway, Pelham, Jan. 14.

Cunningham could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

The FBI, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Mountain Brook, Cullman and Pelham police departments, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Montminy is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. It will be the government's responsibility to prove the defendant's guilt at trial.

Updated March 19, 2015