Hammond bank robbers charged in fed court
Post-Tribune staff report January 17, 2013 3:56PM
Updated: February 19, 2013 3:09PM
Two Gary men accused of shooting a Hammond police officer after a bank robbery face new federal counts, including assaulting a person during the robbery of a bank.
According to an indictment filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, Brealon B. Miller Jr., 24, and David Lee Hardin Jr., 24, were also both charged with using a firearm during a violent crime.
Miller faces a third count of possessing a stolen gun.
The two were arrested in December after the robbery on Dec. 21 at the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd. Police said at the time that the suspects handed a note to a teller for money and took almost $200,000. When police responded, the suspects fired eight shots at an officer, who was struck once in the leg.
Miller and Hardin were arrested about 30 minutes later. They have been ordered held without bond.