Man Indicted for Bank Robbery of Bancorp South Bank and for Attempted Bank Robbery of Citizen’s Trust Bank
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 29, 2009|
BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted DAVID DALE VAUGHN for attempting to rob one bank, then almost immediately robbing a different bank in downtown Birmingham in July, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley.
According to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court, Vaughn, 60, entered the Citizen’s Trust Bank at 1700 1st Ave. North on July 28 and demanded money. He failed in that robbery attempt and walked away. About 20 minutes later, Vaughn entered the Bancorp South Bank, at 1819 5th Ave. North, and approached a bank teller. He held up his hand simulating he had a pistol, and demanded money. Vaughn took $19 and left the bank. Birmingham police arrested him downtown shortly thereafter.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with Birmingham Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Montminy is prosecuting it on behalf of the United States.
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.