COVINGTON, KY - A federal judge sentenced a Lexington, Ky., man to 96 months in prison for robbing a bank in Maysville, Ky., in May of last year.
U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced 36-year-old Patrick Andrew Donald Tuesday for bank robbery.
Donald previously admitted that he and an accomplice robbed the Security Trust Bank in Maysville, Ky., on May 16, 2012. According to testimony at Donald’s sentencing hearing, the two men entered the bank dressed in winter clothing and demanded money from three tellers. Donald’s accomplice insinuated that he had a gun and used his hand to conceal a metal object in his coat pocket. The accomplice then repeatedly pounded the counter in front of the tellers with this object as he demanded money.
Because the metal object was considered a dangerous weapon and used to commit the robbery, Donald received an enhanced sentence.
Donald pleaded guilty to the robbery in September 2012.
Under federal law, Donald must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years following his release.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Perrye K. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Louisville Field Office, Ronald Rice, Chief of Police, Maysville Police Department and Ronnie Bastin, Chief of Police, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government jointly, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the Maysville Police Department, and the Lexington Police Department. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth R. Taylor and Andrew T. Boone.