The I-55 Bandit, Andrew Maberry, was charged Thursday with the July 2 robbery of the Commerce Bank in Arnold.
Maberry, 19, of O’Fallon IL, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of bank robbery. The federal investigation is continuing, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Eastern Missouri.
Maberry is believed to have robbed 10 banks and attempted to rob two others in five states: Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia, and Tennessee. The FBI dubbed him the I-55 Bandit because his first robberies in Missouri and Illinois were along Interstate 55.
If Maberry is convicted, the charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
The FBI is investigating with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies from several states. Tom Mehan is prosecuting the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.