Calif. Man In Custody In Bank Robbery Charge

By: U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom Office, Chelsey Moran
By: U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom Office, Chelsey Moran

Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) - A California man is in custody on charges of bank robbery in Jamestown, Kan. four years ago.

23-year-old Eric Lee Strait was arrested late last week in Riverside, Calif. He is charged in U.S. District Court in Topeka with one county of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a fire arm during the robbery.

An indictment alleges strait robbed the Jamestown State Bank of November 14th, 2008.

The case has been under investigation since the crime occurred. A sealed indictment charging Strait was filed June 27, 2012. The indictment was unsealed November 1.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge. He faces a penalty of no less than seven years and not more than life and a fine of up to $250,000 on the charge of brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence.


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