Ohio Man Indicted for Kentucky Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 08, 2011|
COVINGTON—A Portsmouth, Ohio man was indicted today for armed bank robbery. The Indictment alleges that Stanley E. Purtee, 45, used force, violence or intimidation when he robbed the Citizens Deposit Bank in Lewis County of $3,370.00 on May 20, 2010.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement today after a federal grand jury in Covington returned the Indictment.
The investigation preceding the Indictment was conducted by the FBI and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department. The Indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony J. Bracke.
Purtee’s next appearance before the United States District Court has not been scheduled at this time. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years’ imprisonment. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the Court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.