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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2014

Collin County Man Arrested for Smith County Bank Robbery

            TYLER, Texas – A 37-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. 
             
            Daniel River Burson was arrested on Aug. 25, 2014 pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with bank robbery.  Burson had an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love today and will have a detention hearing on Aug. 29, 2014.

            According to information presented in court, on Aug. 11, 2014, Burson is alleged to have robbed the Capitol One Bank on New Copeland Road in Tyler.  A joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tyler Police Department led to the identity of Burson.

            If convicted, Burson faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tyler Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.

            It is important to note that a complaint, arrest, or indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


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