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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Federal Complaint Filed Against San Diego Man for Temple Bank Robbery

In Waco, 49–year-old Ronnie Lee Tanner, Jr., of San Diego, CA, remains in federal custody charged with robbing a Wells Fargo Bank branch located in Temple, TX, on Wednesday, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, and Temple Police Chief Floyd O. Mitchell.

A federal criminal complaint unsealed today alleges that on the afternoon of February 20, 2019, Tanner entered the bank located on South 31st Street, handed a robbery note to a teller, then exited the bank with approximately $4,000. 

Acting on information supplied by the public, Temple Police officers were able to locate Tanner and arrest him without incident yesterday. 

Tanner faces up to 20 years in federal prison upon conviction. He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for 1:30pm on March 4, 2019, in federal court in Waco.  

The FBI, together with the Temple Police Department, is investigating this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Gloff is prosecuting the case on behalf of the Government.

It is important to note that a complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Violent Crime
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Updated February 22, 2019