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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Bowling Green Man for Two Bank Robberies

Bowling Green, KY – A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned an indictment today charging a Bowling Green man with two bank robberies.

According to court documents, Manuel G. Quiros, 59, of Bowling Green, KY, was charged with robbing German American Bank on July 29, 2021, and December 1, 2021. Quiros is also charged with forcing a person to accompany him during the December 1, 2021, robbery.

The defendant is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on December 29, 2021, before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, Quiros faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jodi Cohen of the FBI’s Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

The FBI Bowling Green and the Bowling Green Police Department are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. Yurchisin II is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated December 15, 2021