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Alleged bank robber appears in federal court in Reno

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Posted at 11:36 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 02:39:41-04

RENO (KTNV) — An alleged member of a bank robbery crew, who was wanted by law enforcement for a bank robbery in Carson City, made his initial appearance Wednesday in Reno federal court.

This was announced by U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

Antron Dwayne Mouton, 29, of Houston, Texas, is alleged to be a member of a bank robbery crew that traveled to Nevada to rob ATMs. He was indicted by a grand jury in June 2020, with one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and one count of bank robbery.

Mouton absconded from authorities and remained a fugitive until his arrest on July 31, 2020, in Sealy, Texas, by the FBI’s Criminal Apprehension Team.

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According to the indictment, on July 29, 2019, Mouton and two co-conspirators drove behind a worker who was servicing an ATM in Carson City. They intimidated and ordered the worker to move away from the ATM. Mouton and his co-conspirators then stole the money in the ATM and drove away.

Mouton faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also faces a period of supervised release and restitution.

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case is the product of an investigation by the FBI and Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Rachow is prosecuting the case.