A Richland County man was indicted for three bank robberies, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.
Christopher E. McCarthy, 29, of Ontario, Ohio, is accused of robbing the Richland Bank in Mansfield on April 26; the Farmers and Savings Bank in Loudonville on May 3 and the Farmers National Bank in Wooster on May 4.
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.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the FBI-Mansfield Resident Office; Mansfield Police Dept.; Loudonville Police Dept.; Wooster Police Dept.; Ohio BCI; Millersburg Police Dept.; Holmes County Sheriff’s Office; and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force for Richland County. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Katz.
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.