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

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bedford Man Charged for Armed Robbery of Garfield Heights Bank

A grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Landon Darnell McFarland, Jr., 32, of Bedford, with one count of attempted bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that McFarland robbed the Ohio Savings Bank, 6016 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio, a federally insured financial institution, on August 30, 2014.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to his 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.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew B. Kall, and was investigated by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and the Cleveland Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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.

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Updated March 18, 2015