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JANUARY 12, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HAGERSTOWN MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 10 YEARS FOR BANK ROBBERY
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Wayne Everett Drake, age 75, of Hagerstown, Maryland to 121 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for bank robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence. The Court also ordered Drake to pay $2,029 in restitution.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea on October 14, 2005, on January 7, 2005, Wayne Everett Drake entered the Hagerstown Trust Bank, 201 Westside Avenue, Hagerstown. The Defendant was wearing a tan jacket with a dark collar, a reddish/black knit hat, latex gloves and had black shoe polish on his face.
Once inside the bank, the Defendant went to teller station number one and demanded money from the teller. The teller did not comprehend the statement made by Drake who then reached into his jacket pocket and removed a small firearm, pointed the handgun at the teller and again demanded money. The teller removed money from her bank drawer , placed it into an Hagerstown Trust money envelope, and handed it to Drake. Drake then moved to station number two with the handgun still drawn and demanded money from the teller, who also handed Drake money. Drake fled out of the bank, and headed east, through the bank’s parking lot. The total mount of money taken in this robbery was $3,530.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Frederick Resident Office and the Hagerstown Police Department for their investigative work performed in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also thanked Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Norman for prosecuting the case.