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Russellville man federally indicted

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal grand jury today indicted a Russellville man for a string of bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in north Alabama in fall 2015.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton released the details, namely, that a six-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Kerry Dewayne Harbin, 45, with four counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15, 2015.

The indictment charges Harbin with robbing the BBVA Compass Bank on State Farm Parkway in Homewood Sept. 1; the Union State Bank on Lorna Road in Hoover Sept. 10; the Wells Fargo Bank on West Valley Avenue in Homewood Sept. 17; and the Cullman Savings Banks on Second Avenue in Cullman Oct. 14.

The indictment also charges Harbin with attempted bank robbery at the BB&T Bank on Red Lane Road in Birmingham Sept. 9 and the BBVA Compass Bank on Green Springs Highway in Homewood Sept. 10.

The maximum penalty for bank robbery and attempted bank robbery is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney William G. Simpson is prosecuting.

An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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