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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Russellville Man Indicted for String of 2015 Bank Robberies

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Russellville man for a string of bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in north Alabama this past fall, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.

A six-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges KERRY DEWAYNE HARBIN, 45, with four counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15.

The indictment charges Harbin with robbing the BBVA Compass Bank on State Farm Parkway in Homewood on Sept. 1, the Union State Bank on Lorna Road in Hoover on Sept. 10, the Wells Fargo Bank on West Valley Avenue in Homewood on Sept. 17, and the Cullman Savings Banks on Second Avenue in Cullman on Oct. 14. The indictment also charges Harbin with attempted bank robbery at the BB&T Bank on Red Lane Road in Birmingham on Sept. 9 and the BBVA Compass Bank on Green Springs Highway in Homewood on Sept. 10.

The maximum penalty for bank robbery and attempted bank robbery is 20 years 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.

Updated February 25, 2016