Texas – An 18-year-old LaPorte, Texas man has been indicted for bank robbery in
the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.
Aaron Gonzalez was named in an
indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Apr. 3, 2019 charging him with
bank robbery by force or intimidation.
According to the indictment, on Mar. 6,
2019, Gonzalez is alleged to have robbed the Texas First Bank on FM 834 in
Hull, Texas by entering the bank and presenting a threatening note to a bank
teller. Video surveillance and witness accounts of the bank robber and
his vehicle led to Gonzalez’ arrest.
If convicted, Gonzalez faces up to 20
years in federal prison.
This case is being investigated by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the
LaPorte Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety and is
being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Rawls.