Huntsville Man Indicted for Series of Bank Robberies
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 29, 2013|
BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted a Huntsville man for 11 robberies or attempted robberies at banks across north central and north western Alabama, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein, Jr.
An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Cedrick Lamond Hicks, 32, with nine counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery. In all, the banks were robbed of more than $43,000. Most of the charges are for robberies or attempted robberies in 2012, while one charge is for a 2006 bank robbery and two are for bank robberies this year.
The date, location, and amount of money stolen are as follows, according to the indictment:
- December 13, 2006, Regions Bank, Madison Street, Huntsville, $3,074
- February 22, 2012, Regions Banks, Madison Street, Huntsville, $2,870
- March 23, 2012, First Jackson Bank, Sutton Road, Huntsville, $1,894
- April 30, 2012, Renasant Bank, U.S. 72 West, Madison, $3,500
- August 2, 2012, Peoples Bank, U.S. 431 South, Guntersville, $890
- August 8, 2012, Traditions Bank, Alabama 67 South, Decatur, $7,243
- November 27, 2012, Regions Banks, Lee Street, Rogersville, $8,009
- January 7, 2013, Peoples Trust Bank, Military Street South, Hamilton, $9,000
- March 6, 2013, ServisFirst Bank, Meridian Street, Huntsville, $6,575
The attempted bank robberies were on September 18, 2012, at Cadence Bank, U.S. 431 in Albertville and on November 26, 2012, at Traditions Bank, Second Avenue NW in Cullman.
The maximum penalty for each robbery count is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Stuart Burrell is prosecuting.
The public is reminded than an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent, and it will be the government’s responsibility to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.