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The BB&T bank on U.S. 78 East in Oxford was robbed Monday afternoon, April 11.

A man who was arrested last year as a suspect in an Oxford bank robbery now faces federal criminal charges.

A federal grand jury indicted Kelvin Carnell Golden, 32, of Evergreen, on Wednesday on three counts of armed robbery and two felony gun crimes in connection with a trio of robberies last year.

Oxford police quickly identified Golden as their suspect in an April 10 robbery at BB&T bank on U.S. 78 East. A camera inside the bank captured an image of the bank robber holding a teller at gunpoint. Cameras also caught images of the suspect in an earlier robbery, on March 31 at the BB&T in Pell City. Police at the time said Golden was the man in both images.

Golden was captured by U.S. Marshals in Florida 10 days after the Oxford robbery.

The charges filed against Golden on Wednesday include a third robbery, at First Commercial Bank in Trussville on April 5.

“Those who rob banks at gunpoint and threaten the lives of innocent employees and customers are exactly the violent criminals we will remove from free society and relocate to prison,” U.S. Attorney Jay Town was quoted as saying in a press release on the charges.

Armed bank robbery carries a maximum 25-year sentence, and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime carries a minimum sentence of seven years.

Court records show that Golden entered a guilty plea earlier this month in a March bank robbery in Georgiana and an April convenience store robbery in Greenville.

 

Capitol & statewide reporter Tim Lockette: 256-294-4193. On Twitter @TLockette_Star.