MIDDLESBORO — James L. Robinson, 29, of Pikeville, Ky., was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in London on one count of bank robbery and another count of armed bank robbery.
The indictment alleges that on August 11, Robinson, armed with a dangerous weapon, used force, violence and intimidation to steal approximately $3,313 from Community Trust Bank in Middlesboro, Ky. In addition, the indictment accuses Robinson of robbing the Community Trust Bank in Pikeville, Ky. of $3, 926 the following day.
James A. Zerhusen, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Timothy D. Cox, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation jointly made the announcement after the indictment was returned.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the FBI and the Pikeville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jason D. Parmen presented the indictment to the grand jury.
Robinson’s next appearance before the United States District Court in London has not yet been set. If convicted, Robinson faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.
Any sentence following a conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.