Madison County Man Indicted for BancorpSouth Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 30, 2013|
BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted a Madison County man for the February 5 robbery of a Madison, Alabama bank, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein, Jr.
The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges that Antonio LaShawn Drake, 27, robbed the BancorpSouth branch on Hughes Road of more than $5,000. Madison Police arrested Drake at a Huntsville residence the day of the robbery.
The bank robbery charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The FBI and Madison Police investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Hodge is prosecuting the case.
The public is reminded that an indictment is only a charge. A defendant is presumed innocent, and it is the government’s responsibility to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.