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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Monday, February 13, 2017

Belleville Man Charged With Bank Robbery of Regions Bank in Collinsville, Illinois


Michael S. Putman, 50, of Belleville, was charged on Saturday, February 11, 2017, with a one-count criminal complaint of Bank Robbery. The alleged violation took place on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois. Today, the Court ordered that Putman be detained without bond pending indictment.

The offense charged in the complaint alleges that on February 10, 2017, Michael Putman committed the offense of Bank Robbery in that he by force, violence and intimidation, took from the presence of another, money belonging to and in the care and custody, control, management, and possession of the Regions Bank in Collinsville, Illinois.

If convicted, the defendant faces a term in prison of up to 20 years, a fine up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of up to five (5) years.

A criminal complaint is a formal charge against a defendant that is comprised of the essential facts constituting the offense charged. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The case was investigated by the Collinsville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Illinois State Police, East St. Louis Police Department and the United States Marshal Service. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Ali Summers.

Violent Crime
Updated February 14, 2017