A federal grand jury indicted a Gadsden man on an armed bank robbery charge Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona.
A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges 41-year-old Edward Aliji Muhammed Brown with armed bank robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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According to the indictment, Brown used a firearm during the robbery of Exchange Bank in Gadsden in March 2023.
Authorities said Brown is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of a prior felony conviction.
He was convicted on August 24, 1999, in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama for first-degree robbery.
The maximum penalty for armed bank robbery is 25 years in prison. The maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a firearm is 15 years in prison.