A federal grand jury has returned an indictment alleging that an Oklahoma City man, 32, robbed a bank in Edmond, according to court records.
At about 7:30 a.m. on July 31, a man approached a bank employee as the employee was entering the IBC bank, 421 S. Santa Fe Ave., FBI special agent Clay Simmonds said in a previous report. The man displayed a butcher-style knife and demanded entry into the bank and the teller complied, Simmonds said.
Once inside the bank, the man obtained an undisclosed amount of money from a teller drawer and the bank vault, Simmonds said. The money was placed in a backpack and the man attempted to lock bank employees in the vault before fleeing out the south doors of the bank, Simmonds said.
No one was injured during the incident, Simmonds said.
Brian Lindell Hardrick, 32, of Oklahoma City, faces one count of bank robbery, according to the indictment released Wednesday by Western District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine or both. He was in custody at the Grady County Jail and was to be notified of the allegation via a notice, according to the indictment.
When reached by telephone his attorney, Paul Lacy, declined comment.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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