FBI c 300BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (5/17/13) – The federal grand jury meeting in Bowling Green this week charged three Henderson County residents with multiple counts of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky said today.
 
Weston Neel Hurd, 39, Henderson, was charged with robbing two banks located in Owensboro, Kentucky and one bank located in Henderson, Kentucky between Aug. 6, 2012, and Dec. 28, 2012. Specifically, Hurd is alleged to have brandished a firearm during the robbery of the First Security Bank located on Frederica Street in Owensboro, of $1,131 on Dec. 28, 2012. Further, according to the indictment, Hurd, through force, violence, and intimidation allegedly robbed the Ohio Valley Financial Group, in Henderson of $2,651 on August 6, 2012, and that Hurd robbed the Kentucky Telco Federal Credit Union located in Owensboro of $2,878 on Oct. 2, 2012.
 
If convicted at trial, Hurd faces up to 20 years for counts one and two, up to 25 years for count three, and up to seven years to life for count four, for a combined total of 72 years in prison including life. He also faces as much as $250,000 fine for each count, and five years of supervised release. Hurd is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center.
 
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Owensboro Police Department and Henderson Police Department.
 
Meiesha R. Sharp, 23, Henderson, was charged in a four-count federal grand jury indictment with robbing a convenience store and a bank, both located in Henderson, and with brandishing a firearm, specifically an AMT, Model Backup, .380 caliber pistol, during a crime of violence.
 
According to the indictment, Sharp allegedly robbed the Kangaroo Express store, located in Henderson, on June 25, 2012 and the Fifth Third Bank located in Henderson of more than $29,000 on June 29, 2012. On both occasions, Sharp is alleged to have assaulted and put in jeopardy the life of another person by the use of a dangerous weapon (specifically, a firearm).
 
If convicted at trial, Sharp faces as much as 77 years, possibly including life in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, and up to five years of supervised release for each charge. Sharp remains in the Henderson County Detention Center.
 
This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Micah Reyner and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Henderson Police Department.
 
James A. Morris, 53, of Henderson, Kentucky, was charged with robbing five banks in Henderson, and one bank in Webster County, between July 23, 2010, and Jan. 17. An additional charge of money laundering was added in the superseding indictment. According to the indictment, Morris, through force, violence, and intimidation, allegedly robbed Green River Credit Union located in Henderson on Jan. 17; Independence Bank located in Henderson on Aug. 22, 2012; Bank of Henderson on Aug. 22, 2012; Green River Credit Union in Henderson, on July 11, 2012; U.S. Bank in Henderson on May 24, 2011; and Integra Bank in Poole on July 23, 2010.
 
If convicted at trial, Morris faces up to 20 years in prison for each count for a combined maximum of 140 years, a $250,000 fine for each count for a combined maximum of $1,750,000, and supervised release for a period of three years. Morris remains in custody awaiting arraignment on the new charge.
 
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Judd and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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