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Press Release

Madison County Man Indicted For BancorpSouth Robbery

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

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Madison County man for the Feb. 5 robbery of a Madison, Ala., bank, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr.

The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges that ANTONIO LASHAWN DRAKE, 27, robbed the BancorpSouth branch on Hughes Road of more than $5,000. Madison Police arrested Drake at a Huntsville residence the day of the robbery.

The bank robbery charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI and Madison Police investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Hodge is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that an indictment is only a charge. A defendant is presumed innocent and it is the government’s responsibility to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

Updated March 19, 2015