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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Maple Heights man indicted for robbing Cleveland bank one day after getting out of prison for robbing the same bank

A Maple Heights man was indicted for robbing a Cleveland bank day one day after being released from prison for previously robbing the same bank, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Markiko Sonnie Lewis, 40, was indicted on one count of bank robbery. Lewis robbed the Key Bank at 15000 St. Clair Ave. on April 12. Lewis robbed the bank of approximately $1,044, according to the indictment.

Court records indicate Lewis was released from prison the day before the robbery. Lewis was incarcerated for previously robbing the same bank, according to court records.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian S. Deckert is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Cleveland Police Department.

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.

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.

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Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated May 3, 2018