Amherst man indicted for November bank robbery
A federal grand jury indicted Adam Carson, 34, of Amherst, on bank robbery charges, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment alleges that on or about November 21, 2016, Carson, by force, violence, and intimidation, took approximately $5,590 from the person and presence of a teller at Chemical Bank, 1977 Cooper Foster Park Road in Amherst.
The Amherst Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ranya Elzein.
If convicted, the court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.