Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Canton man charged with robbing three banks
A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Cortez K.D. Williams, 24, of Canton, with bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Williams is charged robbing the Huntington National Bank at 230 West Cedar Street in Ravenna, on March 27, 2015. Williams is charged with robbign the same Huntington National Bank branch on September 23. He is also charged with robbintg the Huntington National Bank at 1045 Trump Road in Carrollton.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.