Federal grand jury returns indictment against Metropolis, IL man after bank robbery

Reginald Thomas (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)
Reginald Thomas (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 7 against a Metropolis, Ill. man for a May 10 bank robbery in Lone Oak. Ky.

Reginald R. Thomas, 66, was charged with bank robbery and interstate transportation of stolen property. Thomas is accused of robbing FNB Bank in Lone Oak, Ky. on May 10. He was arrested in southern Illinois. He was also charged with interstate transportation of stolen property after transporting more than $5,000 in stolen cash from the bank into Illinois, according to United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Jodi Cohen of the FBI’s Louisville Field Office.

A federal grand jury in Paducah returned the indictment on June 7.

Thomas will be scheduled to make his initial court appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, and the Metropolis Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond McGee is prosecuting the case.

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