PADUCAH — A federal grand jury in Paducah returned an indictment on Tuesday, June 7, charging an Illinois man with bank robbery and interstate transportation of stolen property.

According to court documents, Reginald R. Thomas, 66, of Metropolis, was charged with robbing FNB Bank in Lone Oak, Kentucky, on May 10.

Thomas was apprehended in Metropolis. 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 authorities.

The defendant 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, Thomas 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.

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 made the announcement.

The FBI, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office and the Metropolis Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond McGee is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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