Painesville man indicted for robbing Mentor bank
A federal grand jury indicted Myron A. Francis, 63, of Painesville, for robbing a bank in Mentor, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Cleveland Office.
The indictment alleges that on January 6, 2016, Francis entered the Huntington Bank at 9100 Mentor Avenue and robbed the bank of $5,198.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in conjunction with the Mentor Police Department, with assistance from the Painesville Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karrie D. Howard.
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.