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Get Away Driver Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Three Bank Robberies


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 1 , 2013

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Dwayne Smiley, Sr., age 49, of Detroit, Michigan, today to seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for bank robbery.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore.

According to Smiley’s plea agreement, on December 30, 2010, Smiley drove with Donald Hays from Detroit, Michigan to western Maryland and Martinsburg, West Virginia, where they robbed the BB&T bank in the 1100 block of Winchester Avenue. Smiley drove Hays to and from the bank. Later, they divided the $1,070 stolen from the bank.

On January 6, 2011, Smiley and Hays again drove from Detroit, Michigan to western Maryland. The next day, Smiley drove Hays to and from the M&T Bank on Mill Street in Clear Spring, Maryland where they stole $3,186, and later divided the money. On January 10, 2011, Smiley drove Hays to and from the M&T Bank on Fairway Lane in Hagerstown, Maryland, where they stole $2,726, and later divided the money.

Donald Larue Hays, age 61, also of Detroit, previously pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI and Washington County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark W. Crooks and P. Michael Cunningham, who prosecuted the case.

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