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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Painesville Man Indicted For Robbing Bank In Warrensville Heights

A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Edward Robert Hudson, 51, of Painesville, with one count of bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Hudson robbed the First Merit Bank, 4834 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, a federally insured financial institution, on April 21, 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 Warrensville Heights 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.

Updated March 12, 2015