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Baltimore Bank Robber Exiled to over 6 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Lutrell Thomas Williams, age 35, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to a total of 78 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery and for violating his supervised release on a previous federal drug conviction. Judge Bennett also entered an order requiring Williams pay $50,571 in restitution.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

According to his plea agreement, on September 9, 2010 Williams entered the Farmers and Merchants Bank located at 15226 Hanover Pike Upperco, Maryland and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller obtained $49,000 from a vault. Williams fled the bank with the money. On September 17, 2010, officers executed a search warrant at Williams’ residence and in addition to narcotics, seized an invoice related to a vehicle which was purchased with the proceeds of the bank robberies.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the Baltimore Police Department, FBI and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation, and thanked Assistant United States Attorney Judson T. Mihok, who prosecuted the case.

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