3 indicted for Albertville bank heist

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Three Etowah County residents face federal bank robbery and firearms charges.

Federal prosecutors Birmingham said Tuesday, a five-count indictment was returned against 28-year-old Eric Daniels, 35-year-old Arthur Melson, both of Gadsden, and 21-year-old Alanna Partee of Attalla.

U.S. Attorney Alice Martin said the three are accused of participating in the July 22 armed robbery of Southern Bank in Albertville.

The case, according to Martin, is part of an investigation into a series of bank robberies in east Alabama in Aug.

No trial dates were announced.

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