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CASPER, Wyo. -- A jury trial has been scheduled in the case of a 49-year-old man accused of robbing a downtown Casper bank last summer.

Federal prosecutors have charged David Sands with one count of bank robbery by force or violence. He has pleaded not guilty.

The alleged robbery took place at the Wells Fargo Bank on East First Street on July 18. Sands, authorities say, robbed a female teller after walking into the bank. Authorities declined to say whether a weapon was used or how the culprit made his demand.

Sands was arrested in Great Falls, Mont., in late July.

In August, his attorney requested a "psychiatric/psychological" exam for his client. A judge allowed for the mental exam. In late December, a doctor's report found Sands competent to stand trial and his defense attorney offered no objection, according to authorities.

Sands' trial is slated to begin Jan. 30 inside the J.C. O'Mahoney Federal Building in Cheyenne.

If convicted, he faces a maximum possible penalty of 20 years behind bars.

He remains in the custody of U.S. marshals in Nebraska while awaiting trial.

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