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Local man Indicted by federal grand jury

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

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.