Lorain Man Indicted For Three Robberies
A grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Eric Castillo, 33, of Lorain, with one count of bank robbery and two counts of robbery affecting interstate commerce, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment alleges that Castillo robbed the Chase Bank, 2232 Fairless Drive, Lorain, Ohio, a federally insured financial institution, on January 18, 2014.
He is also accused of robbing CommStar Community Credit Union, 5609 West Erie Avenue, in Lorain, on January 8, 2014, and Kwik Mart convenience store at 3155 Pearl Avenue, in Lorain, on January 25, 2014.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after 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.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew B. Kall following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lorain Police Department, and other local law enforcement agencies.
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.