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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Danville Man Charged With Robbing Centralia Bank At Gunpoint

Charges have been filed in connection with the September 2018 armed robbery of a federally-insured
bank in Centralia, Illinois. Aaron Moss, 21, of Danville, Illinois, is the only defendant named in
a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury earlier this month. The indictment alleges
that Moss and another unnamed person robbed the People’s National Bank in Marion County using a
Glock .40 model 27 firearm.

Moss made his initial appearance and was arraigned today in federal district court, pleading not
guilty to both charges. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison on the bank robbery charge
and an additional seven years to life for brandishing a gun during the crime.

Trial is scheduled to be held on Dec. 16, 2019, before United States District Judge   Staci
M. Yandle at the federal courthouse in Benton, Illinois.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the Centralia Police Department.

An indictment is merely a formal charge against a defendant. 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.

Updated October 16, 2019