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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
David Capp
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Charles R. Seals of Fort Wayne Sentenced

FORT WAYNE – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announces that today, Charles R. Seals, 25, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced to a total of 228 months (19 years) of imprisonment along with a term of 2 years of supervised release following his plea of guilty to the felony offenses of armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a federal crime of violence, and assaulting and impeding a postal employee.

On December 5, 2013, Mr. Seals and his two codefendants committed the armed robbery of Wells Fargo Bank in Hoagland, Indiana. Prior to entering the bank, Mr. Seals confronted a postal employee at gunpoint and forced them into the bank. Mr. Seals and codefendant Calvin Miller then proceeded to conduct the armed robbery, with Mr. Seals threatening employees with a gun. After taking money from the bank, the two escaped in a getaway vehicle being driven by the third codefendant, Brandon Sizemore. Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department, and Indiana State Police were successful in apprehending all three suspects after a high speed pursuit.

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force (NEIFBRTF) and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The NEIFBRTF is comprised of FBI agents, and personnel from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.


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