Arrest for Bangor Savings Robbery
For Immediate Release Contact: Jonathan R. Chapman
November 14, 2012 Assistant U.S. Attorney
Ohio Man Arrested on Federal Bank Robbery Charge
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Richard D. Gooding, age 38 of Youngstown, Ohio was arrested this afternoon for robbing the Bangor Savings Bank on Brighton Avenue in Portland, Maine on November 13, 2012. The arrest was made in Lisbon, Ohio by FBI agents from the Cleveland field office of the FBI.
Today’s arrest was based on a criminal complaint that was filed this morning in federal court in Portland. United States Attorney Delahanty said that the investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the Portland Police Department with assistance by the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is made up of investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Portland Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is expected that Gooding will appear in a federal court in Ohio before being returned to Maine to face the charges.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.