U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Illinois
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April 8, 2015

Missouri Man Indicted for Robbery of Smithton Bank

On April 7, 2015, a federal grand jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, indicted Jonathon M. Ford, 38, of Fenton, Missouri, for Bank Robbery, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. The indictment charges that on March 19, 2015, Ford took proceeds, amounting to $3,872, from Regions Bank in Smithton, Illinois, which is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, by “force and violence, and intimidation.”

If convicted of Bank Robbery, Ford faces a term prison of up to 20 years, a $250,000 fine, or both, three years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and restitution.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant that is comprised of essential facts constituting the offense charged. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.

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