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ANGELA DODGE

Oct. 27, 2010

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ALLEGED ESCAPEE CHARGED WITH TWO BANK ROBBERIES

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – A local man, under federal indictment for escape from a federal halfway house, has been indicted on additional charges of robbing two banks, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

A superseding indictment has been returned today against David Michael Hall, 32, of Corpus Christi, re-alleging a previous charge of escape for allegedly absconding from a halfway house in Corpus Christi on July 12, 2010, and adding a charge of robbing the International Bank of Commerce in Corpus Christi on the day of his alleged escape. The grand jury returned a second separate indictment charging Hall with robbing the Texas Trust Bank in Victoria, Texas, on July 14, 2010. Both indictments allege Hall used force, violence and intimidation to rob the banks.

Hall was arrested on July 14, 2010, by Victoria police officers near the Texas Bank and Trust following the robbery and is currently being held without bond.

Each of the two bank robbery charges carries a maximum punishment of 20 years imprisonment upon conviction, while the re-alleged escape charge carries a maximum punishment of five years imprisonment, upon conviction. All counts also carry as punishment a maximum fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release. 

The case was investigated by the FBI and Corpus Christi and Victoria Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. Thorpe Jr.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until convicted through due process of law.

    

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