Bedford man indicted for Maple Heights bank robbery
A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Kevin Simons, 28, of Bedford, with one count of bank robbery, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Simons, aided and abetted by Alyssa Jarrae Williams and another person, robbed a U.S. Bank in Maple Heights on July 25, 2016. The robbers stole approximately $2,893 from the bank, according to the indictment.
Assistant United States Attorney Megan R. Miller is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Maple Heights Police Department.
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. 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.