A Lyons man has been charged in federal court with armed bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced.
Jacob W. Schrock, 27, is also charged with unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of bank robbery, all stemming from Sept. 13 when he allegedly robbed the Citizens Bank of Arlington in Reno County. His was one of several indictments handed down last week by a grand jury meeting in Topeka. Schrock initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Sept. 14 in U.S. District Court in Wichita.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the armed bank robbery charge, not less than 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of bank robbery, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a sawed off shot gun.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.