FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY - December 3, 2008
MORVEN MAN RECEIVES 12 ½ YEARS FOR BANK ROBBERY
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here on December 1, 2008, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced TIMOTHY HUGH LINDSEY, 41, of Morven, North Carolina, to 151 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release. The Court also imposed restitution in the amount of $1,000.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a one-count Criminal Indictment on April 2, 2008 charging bank robbery. On September 8, 2008, LINDSEY pled guilty to the charge. On November 20, 2007, LINDSEY entered a Wachovia Bank in Raleigh, approached a teller and handed the teller a demand note giving direction to hand over all $50 bills and that he had a gun. The teller complied and LINDSEY left the bank with $1,000. Raleigh Police officers were given a description of LINDSEY and on November 22, 2007, LINDSEY was arrested. The investigation was assisted when LINDSEY’s blood was found on the demand note given to the teller.
LINDSEY’s previous offenses include a prior bank robbery charge in 2000 in Durham, injury to personal property, common law forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of larceny, larceny of an employee, and breaking and entering.
Mr. Holding stated, “Whether or not the defendant had a gun, the mere threat of a gun being involved has a significant mental impact on those involved. This sentence is appropriate for the offense.”
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Raleigh Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes served as prosecutor for the government.
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