Clarksville, Indiana Brothers Charged in String of Bank Robberies
Four Banks in Western District of Kentucky Robbed
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 07, 2011|
LOUSIVILLE, KY—A federal grand jury meeting in Louisville, Kentucky has indicted Eric and Brannon Shelburne of Clarksville, Indiana this week, and charged them with using force, violence and intimidation in the course of robbing four banks in Jefferson and Hardin Counties, Kentucky announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
According to the four count federal indictment, between September 26, 2011 and November 10, 2011, Brannon and Eric Shelburne allegedly robbed banks located on Shelbyville Road, Bardstown Road, and Holiday Manor Court in Louisville and Ring Road in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
The criminal complaint filed in the case alleges that Eric Shelburne entered the banks and through the use of a written note demanded cash from the bank employees and subsequently left the banks with cash. It is further alleged in the complaint that Brannon Shelburne waited outside in a getaway vehicle during the robberies.
According to the complaint, the brothers told law enforcement officials that they also robbed six other banks which were located in: Simpsonville and Frankfort, Kentucky; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; and Grafton, Wisconsin.
If convicted at trial, Brannon and Eric Shelburne each face 80 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and five years of supervised release. Brannon Shelburne is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and Eric Shelburne is in state custody. Both Shelburnes are scheduled to be arraigned before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on December 20, 2011, in Louisville, KY.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett and was investigated by the St. Matthews Police Department, Louisville Metro Police Department, Jeffersonville, Indiana Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.