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BEAUMONT MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATION
BEAUMONT, Texas – A 32-year-old Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm during a bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Donald Ray Slaughter pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during a violent crime today before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.
According to information presented in court, on July 10, 2010, Slaughter entered the Bank of America on Dowlen Road in Beaumont armed with a gun, wearing a baseball cap and using a bandana to disguise his face. Slaughter demanded cash from the teller and then fled with $6800. Slaughter was arrested on July 16, 2010 after he tried to flee from officers, striking one in the process. At the time of his arrest, Slaughter was in possession of crack cocaine and several hundred dollars in cash. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 5, 2010.
Slaughter faces a minimum of 7 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonetta Stancu.
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