Two Armed Bank Robbers Plead Guilty To Stealing More than $25,000

February 25, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - David Wayne Holloway, age 43, of Glenarden, Maryland pleaded guilty today to armed bank robbery and use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. Co-defendant David Dwyane Ford, age 26, of District Heights, Maryland pleaded guilty on February 24, 2010, to the same charges.

The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Howard County Chief of Police William J. McMahon.

According their plea agreements, on November 13, 2009, Ford and Holloway robbed the Bank of America located at 7399 Assateague Drive, Jessup, Maryland. They entered the bank wearing masks and gloves, as well as displaying handguns. After they ordered the customers to the ground, Holloway went to the teller windows and demanded money. Ford went to the personal banking area and confronted other employees and customers. The bank tellers removed money from their teller drawers and placed it on the counter or in the bags Holloway provided. Holloway and Ford left the bank in a green Dodge Durango and headed towards a truck stop. A security guard watched Holloway and Ford get out of the Durango and enter a Nissan Maxima. A Howard County Police officer was on the lot of the truck stop and the security guard informed the officer what he had observed. The officer located the Nissan Maxima stopped at a traffic light nearby. When the traffic light turned green, the officer turned on his vehicle's emergency lights and siren in order to perform a traffic stop. The Nissan Maxima did not stop. The officer followed the Maxima, which eventually crashed into a house on Cedar Avenue in Jessup, Maryland.

After the crash, Holloway and Ford got out of the Nissan Maxima and ran away. The officer saw Holloway throw two items during the chase. After catching and arresting Holloway, the officer returned to the area where he observed Holloway throw the two items and recovered two loaded handguns, a silver Taurus Int., PT145, .45 caliber handgun and a black Taurus Int., PT58S, .380 caliber handgun. Ford was caught a short time later by Howard County Police officers.

Holloway and Ford stole approximately $25,824 and approximately $25,400 was recovered from the Dodge Durango and the Nissan Maxima.

Holloway and Ford face a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for armed bank robbery and a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years and a maximum of life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, for use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. has scheduled sentencing for Holloway on May 26, 2010 and for Ford on May 25, 2010, both at 1:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who is prosecuting the case.



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