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January 8, 2007
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HAGERSTOWN MAN SENTENCED TO 210 MONTHS FOR BANK ROBBERY
Baltimore, Maryland - Jerry Jenkins, age 33 of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Chief U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg enhanced Jenkins sentence, finding that he was an armed career criminal based on prior convictions for crimes of violence. Chief Judge Legg also ordered Jenkins to pay $3,000 in restitution.
According to the evidence presented at his trial on October 18, 2006, Jenkins asked a friend on March 11, 2004 to take him to the Auto Zone located on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown, next to the Fidelity Bank. His friend parked behind the Auto Zone. Jenkins got out of the truck, went around the Auto Zone and into the Fidelity Bank. He gave the teller a note demanding $3000 with no die packs or alarms. The teller gave him three bundles of $1000 each. Jenkins walked back to the truck, and they drove away. He gave $100 to his friend to repay a debt and then used the money to smoke crack. He was arrested a few days later.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maryland State Police and Hagerstown Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorneys James G. Warwick and Tonya Kelly Kowitz, who prosecuted the case.
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