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Miami, Florida Man Charged With Gary Bank Robbery and Murder

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

HAMMOND- James Anthony King, Jr., age 24, of Miami, Florida, has been indicted for armed bank robbery and murder resulting from the use and carrying of a firearm during that robbery, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tina L. Nommay.

According to the indictment, on June 11, 2021, King participated in an armed robbery of First Midwest Bank on Ridge Road in Gary, Indiana, where the use of a firearm resulted in the death of Richard Castellana. 

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the Judge after a consideration of federal statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

This case is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department; the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office; the Indiana State Police; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Gary Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Caitlin Padula, David Nozick, and Kevin Wolff.   



Updated June 17, 2021

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