South Euclid man indicted for brandishing a firearm during Painesville bank robbery
A South Euclid man was indicted for using a firearm to rob a bank in Painesville.
Clark brandished a firearm on Aug. 13 when he robbed the Northwest Bank on Richmond Street, according to the indictment.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Margaret Kane and Robert J. Patton following an investigation by the FBI and Painesville 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 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.