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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Jefferson County man indicted for bank robberies

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Charles Town, West Virginia man was indicted by a federal grand jury today on bank robbery charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ryan Stepanian, age 26, was indicted on two counts of “Bank Robbery.” Stepanian is accused of  taking $530 from the BB&T Bank in Ranson, West Virginia on January 19, 2018. He is also accused of 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 for each count. 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.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 15, 2018