U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Missouri
May 8, 2014

Montgomery County Man Indicted on Federal Bank Robbery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO—Joshua Kelly was indicted in connection with the April 16, 2014 armed robbery of the First Bank in Montgomery County.

Kelly, 28, of New Florence, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of bank robbery and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

If Kelly is convicted, bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000. The firearm charge carries a penalty range of five years to life in prison. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Kirksville Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Lexington, Kentucky Resident Agency of the FBI; and the Montgomery City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Cristian M. Stevens is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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