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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jefferson County man admits to bank robbery

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –A Charles Town, West Virginia man has admitted to robbing a Charles Town bank, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ryan Stepanian, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Bank Robbery.” Stepanian admitted to taking $14,890 from the City National Bank of Charles Town, West Virginia, on January 22, 2018.

Stepanian faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ranson Police Department, and the Charles Town Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated August 30, 2018