Federal Grand Jury Indicts Lee County Man for Five North Alabama Robberies
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 30, 2013|
BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted a Lee County man for a string of bank robberies in North Alabama in January, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr.
A five-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges immy Dawson Cunningham, 38, of Salem, Alabama, with five bank robberies between January 3 and January 14. He is charged with the following robberies: National Bank of Commerce, Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham, January 3; PNC Bank, Euclid Avenue, Mountain Brook, January 8; First Community Bank, Marktplatz Center, Cullman, January 10; Regions Bank, Culver Road, Mountain Brook, January 10; and Union State Bank, Pelham Parkway, Pelham, January 14.
Cunningham could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.
The FBI, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Mountain Brook, Cullman, and Pelham Police Departments, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Montminy is prosecuting the case.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. It will be the government’s responsibility to prove the defendant’s guilt at trial.