Federal Jury Finds a Dallas Man Guilty of Robbing Chase Bank in Dallas in January 2012
DALLAS — Following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, a federal jury has found Joseph Demont Anderson, 32, of Dallas, guilty of robbing a Chase Bank in Dallas earlier this year, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Anderson faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; sentencing is set for September 6, 2012.
The government presented evidence that on January 18, 2012, Anderson and co-defendant Jeremy Butler, 25, robbed the Chase Bank, located at 1838 S. Buckner Blvd., in Dallas. Butler entered the bank and robbed it, while Anderson drove Butler to the bank for the purpose of robbing it. After Butler robbed the bank, Anderson picked him up, but when they saw the police following them, Anderson stopped his vehicle and they decided to run.
Anderson was captured not far from the vehicle; Butler was found at a residence where officers observed the back door being slammed. When officers approached the residence, a woman looked out of the window and said that a strange man was in her house. Officers assisted the woman out of the window and then entered the house. Officers found Butler along with the money from the robbery hidden under a mattress.
Defendant Butler, who has been in custody since his arrest, has filed plea papers, but has not yet entered his guilty plea, pending the results of a psychiatric examination.
The case was investigated by the Dallas Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Keith Robinson and Brandon McCarthy are in charge of the prosecution.
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