Ohio Woman Convicted in Marion Bank Robbery

FEBRUARY 5, 2007 - Posted at 3:39 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin announced this afternoon that 45-year-old Shari Ann Tucker of Powhatan Point, Ohio, has been found guilty by a federal jury of bank robbery.  Tucker was convicted of being an accessory after the fact in the November 30, 2004, robbery of First Community Bank of Eastern Arkansas, in Marion.

Tucker faces a statutory penalty of up to ten years in federal prison and up to a $125,000 fine.

Perry Robson (now deceased) entered the bank a presented a note demanding money and asserting that he had a gun.  The robber was seen running into a residential area and entering a Jeep on the passenger side.  A witness testified that the Jeep's engine was running and it sped away quickly.  A vehicle matching the description of the getaway vehicle was seen traveling at a high rate of speed on I-55 near Tyronza.  Tyronza police were dispatched to the interstate and stopped the Jeep.  Inside was a male passenger matching the description of the bank robber, later identified as Perry Robson, and a female driver, later identified as Shari Tucker.  Robson stole $13,643 during the robbery.  All of the stolen fund were recovered at the time of the arrests.

Tucker also awaits a federal trial in Ohio for the December 2003 robbery of a bank in Sardis, Ohio.