A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted two Florida men for a bank robbery in Anniston.
The indictments were announced by U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent Johnnie Sharp Jr.
A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Christopher Jermain Spann, age 35, and Shaun Jamar Harris, age 31, with the Jan. 10 robbery of a Regions Bank branch on Greenbriar Road in Anniston. Both men are from Miami, Florida. The pair were captured in Heflin in January following the bank robbery.
“The defendants did not care about the terror they caused when robbing the bank,” Town said. “Citizens doing their jobs and those conducting business in a bank should feel safe. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who commit violent crime in the district.”
The two men, if found guilty by a jury of their peers, could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The FBI investigated the case, along with the Anniston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristy Peoples is prosecuting.
An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Both men will have their opportunity to present a defense. The burden of proof is on the prosecution, which must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.