Friendship Man Charged in Grand Marsh Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 12, 2013|
MADISON, WI—John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that a complaint has been filed in U.S. District Court in Madison charging Randy Glenn Paulson, 55, Friendship, Wisconsin, with bank robbery. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.
The complaint charges that on July 3, 2013, Paulson took by force, violence, and intimidation money which was in the care, custody, and control of Grand Marsh State Bank, Grand Marsh, Wisconsin. The complaint alleges that Paulson entered the bank armed with a handgun that he pointed at the tellers and announced, “This is a robbery.”
After obtaining cash from the teller drawers, he approached a customer and demanded her car keys. The customer did not respond, and a teller volunteered her car keys, which Paulson took, and he then left the bank. Paulson was arrested in Illinois on July 11, 2013, on the federal bank robbery charge and is currently in custody.
He made an initial appearance in federal court in Madison today, and his arraignment is scheduled for July 19, 2013.
The charge against Paulson is a result of an investigation conducted by the Madison Residence Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Villa Park, Illinois Police Department and the Chicago Field Office of the FBI. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Grant C. Johnson.
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