House Springs Man Indicted on Bank Robbery and Related Weapons Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 15, 2011|
ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Larry Morrison was indicted on multiple charges involving the October 14, 2011, armed robbery of the First State Community Bank in Imperial, MO.
LARRY MORRISON, House Springs, MO, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of bank robbery, one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and two felony counts of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared in federal court Monday afternoon.
If convicted, bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence carries a penalty range of five years to life in prison, consecutive to all other counts. Felon in possession of a firearm carries a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This case was investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Sayler Fleming is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.