Accused Slaton bank thief indicted by federal grand jury - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Accused Slaton bank thief indicted by federal grand jury

Source: Slaton Police Department Source: Slaton Police Department

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A federal grand jury in Lubbock has indicted Darrell Eugene Cartwright, 29, on one count of bank theft.

Cartwright was arrested in June for being accused of stealing $36,000 from the Citizens Bank in Slaton. A teller in the drive-thru building was going to take money to the main branch when a customer pulled up. The teller says that she turned to help the customer when the janitor, Cartwright, took the sack of money and ran.

The Slaton Police Department caught up with Cartwright at his home in the 3600 block of Itasca in Slaton where they arrested him. According to the Department of Justice, Cartwright told the Slaton Police Officers where the missing cash was. He said that he found the money underneath the liner of a trash can in the men's room of the bank. Cartwright was released on a personal recognizance bond.

An indictment is an accusation by a grand jury and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise. If convicted, however, the bank theft count carries a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being investigated by the FBI, the Slaton Police Department, and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Lubbock, is in charge of the prosecution.

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