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October 18, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LANHAM MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR ARMED BANK ROBBERY
Baltimore, Maryland - Prior to the start of trial today, Kevin Dewight Honesty, age 40, of Lanham, Maryland, pled guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for the August 9, 2002 armed robbery of the SunTrust Bank at 12500 Prosperity Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg also ordered that Honesty pay restitution of $55,275 - the amount stolen from the bank.
Honesty pled guilty to Counts Two and Three of the Indictment, which charged him with bank robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Honesty admitted in court today that three men, wearing masks and armed with handguns, entered the bank and forced bank employees at gunpoint to provide access to the teller and vault areas. According to the facts stated in court today, one robber, in the process of attempting to vault the protective glass of the teller counter, left behind a hat. Forensic testing on the hat provided a DNA link with Kevin Honesty.
Additional investigation linked Honesty to other robberies and a search of his home resulted in the seizure of bank proceeds, three firearms, masks and other items commonly used to commit bank robberies.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County Police Departments for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorneys James G. Warwick and Harry M. Gruber , who prosecuted the case.
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