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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2011

ALABAMA MAN SENTENCED FOR BANK ROBBERY AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN BEAUMONT

BEAUMONT, Texas  - A 26-year-old Mobile, Alabama man has been sentenced to federal prison bank robbery and firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

                Patrick Orr was convicted on May 19, 2011, of armed bank robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime and was sentenced to 308 months in federal prison on Oct. 26, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. 

According to information presented in court, Orr and other individuals drove from Mobile, Alabama to Beaumont in stolen vehicles.  On July 15, 2010, Orr entered the Wells Fargo Bank, formerly known as Wachovia Bank, brandished a firearm and demanded money from bank employees.  A customer was injured by bullet fragments during the robbery when Orr fired a warning shot.  Orr fled the bank in a stolen Hummer, which was later found abandoned in a wooded area in Beaumont.  Orr and the other individuals traveled back to Mobile in a second stolen vehicle.  Orr was apprehended with a co-defendant in Mobile on July 18, 2010, driving a third stolen vehicle.   

                Orr will serve his prison sentence consecutive with a current sentence he is serving in the Southern District of Alabama. 

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Englade.

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