Criminal Justice News

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nederland Man Indicted for Bank Robbery

BEAUMONT, TX—A 32-year-old Nederland, Texas man has been indicted for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Christopher Levi Woodcock was indicted by a federal grand jury today and charged with bank robbery.

According to court documents, on August 13, 2012, Woodcock is alleged to have entered the Community Bank on Hwy 365 in Nederland, Texas, and presented a threatening note demanding money from a bank teller. It is also alleged that Woodcock fled from the bank with $940. Fingerprint analysis and community tips led to Woodcock’s arrest. Woodcock admitted to the charges following his arrest. He will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn on September 7, 2012 for an initial appearance and arraignment.
If convicted, Woodcock faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by FBI and the Nederland Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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