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Justin. E. Herdman, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today that a federal grand jury in Cleveland has returned a one-count indictment charging Travone D. Edwards, age 26, of Lorain with one count of interference with commerce by means of robbery.
According to the criminal complaint filed in this matter, on February 28, 2020, a lone suspect, later identified as Edwards, entered the GenFed Financial Credit Union (GFCU) located on Oberlin Ave in Lorain, Ohio. Edwards gave a note to the bank teller demanding that the teller “Put all 50’s and 100’s in the bag, don’t say anything, make a scene, or call the police or I will shoot”. The teller complied, and Edwards fled the scene. Edwards was later identified during the ensuing investigation and was arrested on April 17, 2020, by the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force on multiple outstanding warrants.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the FBI with the help of Lorain Police Department, and the matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Scott C. Zarzycki.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Each defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a 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.