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Portland Man Sentenced in Armed Bank Robberies


Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 22 ½ Years in Federal Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. – Daniel Arthur Carter, who engaged in several takeover-style armed robberies in late 2012, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Marco A. Hernandez to serve 270 months in federal prison.  He was sentenced for armed robberies of a U.S. Bank branch on November 21, 2012, and a Chase Bank branch on October 22, 2012, and for using a firearm in those robberies.  Carter, 32, most recently resided in Portland, Oregon before his arrest in this case. 

In pleading guilty, Carter admitted that on October 22, 2012, he entered a Chase Bank branch located in Tigard, Oregon wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt, and wielding a semiautomatic handgun.  As he entered the bank he yelled demands to customers and employees, telling them to get down and to not activate any alarms.  At gun point, he demanded that the tellers stuff his backpack with money.  He then stole a car from one of the customers which he used to get away with $17,401 stolen in the robbery.

He also admitted that on November 21, 2012, he entered a U.S. Bank branch in SW Portland, Oregon wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt and wielding a semiautomatic handgun.  As he entered the bank he yelled demands to customers and employees, telling them to get down and to not activate any alarms.  At gun point, he demanded that the tellers stuff his backpack with money.  He then unsuccessfully attempted to steal cars from customers before running away with $11,800 stolen in the robbery.  He was apprehended by Portland Police Bureau officers as he was running from the bank. 

Carter was sentenced to serve 186 months in federal prison for the armed bank robberies, consecutive to an additional 84 months for using a firearm during the violent crime.  He was ordered to pay complete restitution of $29,401 for the robberies.  He was also ordered to forfeit the firearm and ammunition which were used in the robberies, and the $17,401 in unrecovered money from the Chase Bank robbery.  Carter’s sentence was enhanced because he stole property from a financial institution, used a firearm, physically restrained people, engaged in carjacking, and stole a considerable amount of money.  

Carter also agreed to plead guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to armed robberies of the following Southwest Portland businesses:

  • 45th Street Pub and Grill on July 10, 2012 during which $4,557 was stolen;
  • Hillsdale Liquor Store on July 26, 2012 during which $3,821.05 was stolen.;
  • Old Market Pub on August 19, 2012 during which ,$2,500 was stolen; and,
  • Comfort Suites on July 31, 2012, during which $287.00 was stolen. 

Upon release from custody, Carter will serve a five year period of supervised release.  During his supervised release he must abide by a number of conditions which include mental health counseling, education and employment. 

The case was investigated by the Portland Police Bureau.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Sean B. Hoar.

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