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TUESDAY - December 2, 2008


RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here yesterday NATHANIEL FRANK DAVIS, 45, of Wilmington, North Carolina, pled guilty before Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt to bank robbery.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on August 13, 2008. On June 10, 2008, DAVIS entered a Bank of America in Wilmington. Walking to a teller while covering his face with a towel, DAVIS handed the teller a note demanding all $100s, $50s, and $20s. The teller collected the money and gave it to DAVIS. DAVIS left the bank. Wilmington Police officers responded to the call and with the aid of a K-9, tracked him to a nearby residence where he was captured.

DAVIS has an extensive criminal history that includes breaking and entering, several larceny and shoplifting charges, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, several resisting or obstructing a public officer charges, injury to personal property, assault on a female, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of stolen goods or property, simple assault, and hit and run failure to stop for property damage.

Mr. Holding commented on this case: “I want to commend the work of the FBI in completing this investigation. Maintaining the safety and security of our local banks continues to be a priority matter for them and for this office.”

Investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wilmington Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes served as prosecutor for the government.


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