|Published: 10:17 AM, 07/09/2013
||Last updated: 10:18 AM, 07/09/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
upheld Ricky Vernon Bryant's conviction on robbing the Cosby branch of the
National Bank of Tennessee with a rifle, and getting away with $260,000, on
Sept. 27, 2010.
Bryant appealed his conviction, contending that the U.S.
District Court in Greeneville erred in denying his motion for acquittal based
upon alleged insufficiency of the evidence, the Sixth Circuit Court stated in
The Court also found "no merit" in Bryant's
claim that the federal District Court in Greeneville erred in imposing a
sentence above the guideline range set forth in the Federal Sentencing
The court, therefore, in U.S.A. v. Ricky Vernon Bryant,
upheld the conviction and sentencing for charges of bank robbery and
brandishing a firearm "during and in relation to a crime of
The Appeals Court decision on Monday, July 8, notes that
following a grand jury indictment, Bryant was convicted following a trial by
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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