Rayland Man Sentenced After Robbing Bridgeport Citizens Bank
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -
UPDATE: The punishment has been handed down to the man who plead guilty to robbing the Bridgeport Citizens Bank back in May.
He will spend the next 15 years in jail.
James Oberman was sentenced by Judge John Sullivan Friday afternoon in Belmont County Court.
Prosecutor Dan Fry credits the hard work of Bridgeport Police Chief Andy Klotz, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and FBI special agent Drew McConaughey. ORIGINAL STORY: The man charged with robbing the Bridgeport Citizens Bank on May 27 pleaded guilty to all charges on Monday.
James Oberman Jr., 31, of Rayland, had just got out of prison for robbing a bank in Jefferson County, when he robbed the one in Bridgeport. He was charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, because he allegedly held up the bank with a gun. He is also being charged with possession of weapons under disability, since he was a felon and not allowed to have a gun.
He pleaded guilty to both counts on Monday. Oberman could get a maximum of 17 years behind bars. His sentencing is scheduled for October. He remains in the Belmont County Jail.