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Selma man convicted in armed bank robbery trial

A Selma resident was convicted for armed robbery over the weekend.

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced Friday that Stanley Young, 32, was found guilty on all charges in an armed bank robbery case.

United States District Judge Terry F. Moorer presided over the trial, which started on October 19 and ended three days later.

Young’s sentencing is scheduled for January 21, 2021. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 17 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

“This case demonstrates the efforts that we will take to catch and prosecute bank robbers,” Moore said. “Local law enforcement and the FBI vigorously pursued the three suspects in this case and now all of them are going to the federal penitentiary.  These three bank robbers believed that they could outsmart the cops and they were wrong.

“Bank robbery violates the peace and dignity of our small towns like Marion, Alabama and we won’t stand for it. I offer my sincere thanks to all of our law enforcement partners who brought this case to a successful conclusion.”

On December 30, 2019, a federal grand jury for the Southern District of Alabama charged Young and his two codefendants, Jabriel Bell and Fortune Hoppins, with bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.  Hoppins and Bell entered guilty pleas in July. Hoppins is scheduled to get sentenced on November 16. Bell’s sentencing date is December 3, 2020.