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Man indicted for two Canton bank robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A man was indicted for robbing two Canton banks last month, Acting U.S. Carole Rendon said.

Richard Ricky Hampton, 58, robbed the First Merit Bank on Atlantic Boulevard of $4,820 on April 8. Three days later, he robbed the Key Bank on Cleveland Avenue South of $2,183, according to the indictment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda Barr following an investigation by the FBI and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

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 violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, 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.

Updated May 9, 2016

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