In a statement Tuesday, federal authorities said that a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging a woman with federal armed robbery. The indictment charges Morgan Marie Mullins, 26 years of age, originally of West Hamlin, West Virginia, with the May 2, 2012 federal armed robbery of the Teays Valley Center nursing home. The indictment alleges that Mullins robbed the nursing home of numerous controlled substances, including prescription painkillers.
The indictment also charges Mullins with one count of federal armed bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on May 22, 2012, Mullins robbed a bank in West Virginia of $3,000 cash. Mullins allegedly used a 9-millimeter pistol during the bank robbery.
The indictment also charges Mullins with two counts of being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm. It is alleged that on May 2 and May 22, 2012, Mullins did knowingly possess a 9-millimeter pistol and at the time was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance.
Mullins faces a mandatory minimum of 32 years (seven years on count two and 25 years on count five as listed in the indictment) and up to life in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all charges.
The charges contained in an indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.