34-Year-Old Sylacauga, Alabama Man Indicted for Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 01, 2009|
BIRMINGHAM, AL—GRIFFIN ALLEN THOMPSON, 34, Sylacauga, Alabama, was indicted by a federal grand jury today in Birmingham. Alice H. Martin, United States Attorney and Charles E. Regan, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announce the indictment today of THOMPSON for the February 26, 2009 bank robbery of the Wachovia Bank in Sylacauga, Alabama.
“Bank robberies are some of the quickest solved crimes drawing long prison sentences. It is a pathway to big troubles which extra money will not solve," stated United States Attorney Alice H. Martin.
“I thank the alertness and fortitude of those involved in the investigation for helping to bring this matter to a quick resolution,” stated Charles E. Regan, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The maximum possible punishment under this section includes imprisonment for up to twenty (20) years and /or a fine of not more than $250,000, or both.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Sylacauga Police Department and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney C. David Biggers, Jr.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.