Cleveland man indicted for robbing two Mansfield banks
A Cleveland man was indicted for robbing two banks in Mansfield, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja, FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony and Mansfield Police Chief Kenneth Coontz.
Marty Taylor, 40, was indicted on two counts of bank robbery.
Taylor robbed the Richland Bank located at 50 Marion Avenue in Mansfield on Dec. 12, 2016. He also robbed the First Merit Bank located at 100 Park Avenue West in Mansfield on Jan. 17, 2017, according to the indictment.
If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, 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 investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Mansfield Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Mansfield Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brad J. Beeson.
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.