Wasilla Man Indicted for Bank Robbery and Weapons Crime
ANCHORAGE, AK—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a Wasilla man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage for bank robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence in connection with the robbery of Credit Union 1 on August 7, 2015.
Wayne Michael Sexton, 45, of Wasilla, Alaska, was indicted by the grand jury on one count of bank robbery and one count of using a firearm during and in connection with a crime of violence. Sexton, who has been in custody for the robbery since November 9, 2015, is currently detained in the Anchorage jail without bail. Sexton has a prior conviction for the same crimes from 1999.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven E. Skrocki, Sexton was charged with robbing Credit Union 1, and during the robbery obtained more than $17,000 in bank funds. During the robbery, Sexton carried and brandished a revolver, which he used to threaten and intimidate bank personnel thus leading to the weapons crime charge.
An arraignment date has not been set.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Ms. Loeffler commends the FBI for the investigation of this case.