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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fayetteville Man Sentenced For Bank Robberies

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced RASON LAMAR SPARKMAN, 31, to 115 months imprisonment followed by 3 years supervised release, and SPARKMAN was ordered to pay $7,132.52 in restitution. 

On September 4, 2012, SPARKMAN pled guilty to two counts of bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a).

On June 27, 2011, SPARKMAN robbed the RBC Centura Bank on Ramsey Street, (now PNC Bank), in Fayetteville, North Carolina, taking $1,869.00.  The investigation revealed that SPARKMAN, approached a bank teller and demanded money.  SPARKMAN fled from the scene in a taxi cab.

On August 8, 2011, SPARKMAN robbed a Wachovia Bank on South McPherson Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina taking $4,414.45.  SPARKMAN was identified through the bank’s surveillance video and fingerprint analysis.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fayetteville Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette is prosecuting the case.

Updated July 14, 2015