BENTON — Charges have been filed in connection with the September 2018 armed robbery of a Centralia bank.
21-year-old Aaron Moss of Danville, Illinois, is the only defendant named in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury earlier this month. The indictment alleges that Moss and another unnamed person robbed the People’s National Bank in Marion County using a Glock .40 model 27 firearm.
Moss made his initial appearance and was arraigned today in federal district court, pleading not guilty to both charges. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison on the bank robbery charge and an additional seven years to life for brandishing a gun during the crime.
Trial is scheduled to be held on Dec. 16, 2019, before United States District Judge Staci M. Yandle at the federal courthouse in Benton, Illinois.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the Centralia Police Department.