United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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GREGG COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF BANK ROBBERY
TYLER, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 23-year-old Gregg County man has pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
CHANCELLOR GUNTER admitted to being involved in a bank robbery before United States Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie today.
According to information presented in court, an investigation revealed that Chancellor Gunter and a co-defendant robbed the Synergy Federal Credit Union in Longview on October 10, 2006. On December 7, 2006, the Federal Grand Jury issued a grand jury indictment and subsequent arrest warrant for Chancellor Gunter and the co-defendant.
Gunter faces up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the East Texas Violent Crimes Task Force, the Longview Police Department and the Gilmer Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard L. Moore.
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