Accused bank robber pleads not guilty


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Accused Chemical Bank robber Adam Carson pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday in U.S. District Court.

A jury trial has been set for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 3 in downtown Cleveland, Judge Donald Nugent presiding.

Carson, who allegedly made off with $5,590 just days before Thanksgiving in a stick-up at the Cooper Foster Park Road bank, remains in custody.

Surveillance camera stills released by Amherst police show a man in a ball cap and glasses, wearing what appears to be a fake beard. Carson, who has a lengthy rap sheet, was arrested a few days later on grand theft auto charges in Olmsted Falls to which he pleaded guilty last month.

In the past, he’s copped to several statutory robbery and theft charges. Now he faces federal charges, which could land him behind bars for up to 25 years.

A final pretrial hearing in the Chemical Bank case is set for March 27 — the last chance for Carson to accept any plea bargain prosecutors might offer.

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