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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Jefferson County man indicted for bank robbery

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy Byers, Jr., of Charles Town, West Virginia, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for bank robbery, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Byers, age 48, is charged with one count of “Bank Robbery.” Byers is accused of robbing the Bank of Charles Town in Charles Town, West Virginia, on May 19, 2018. Byers allegedly got away with $7,048.

Byers 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 Kimberley D. Crockett is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. 

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

Updated November 21, 2018