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Bank robbery suspects charged

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Mike DuPre'
November 15, 2007
— A federal grand injury Wednesday formally indicted the six suspects arrested in the midday robbery Friday of Mid America Bank in Footville.

The six defendants are:


-- Skye E. Archambault, 20, of 205 S. Wright St., Orfordville


-- Matthew Evans, 36, Rockford, Ill.


-- Troy N. Thomas, 35, Rockford


-- Donald L. Thompson, 21, Rockford


-- Curtis Seaberry, 20, Rockford


-- Lisa Ramos, 30, Rockford


All six are charged with armed bank robbery and conspiracy to commit bank robbery.


The maximum federal sentence for a bank robbery conviction is 10 years; a bank robbery conspiracy conviction carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.


The robbers stole about $5,895, the indictment charges.


In addition, all the defendants except Ramos were charged with possessing three guns—a sawed-off shotgun and two pistols—in furtherance of a violent crime. A conviction on such a gun charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in federal prison to be served consecutively to any other prison sentence.


And Thomas and Seaberry were charged with being felons possessing guns, and Thomas also was charged with possessing a sawed-off shotgun.


A conviction on either of those charges carries maximum a 10-year federal prison sentence.


All the defendants except Evans made initial court appearances and are due back in court Friday for arraignments and detention hearings.


Evans, who was not arrested until Tuesday, made his initial appearance Wednesday. It was undetermined whether his arraignment would be Friday as well.



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