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Champaign Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies in East Central Illinois and Indiana

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

Urbana, Ill. – A Champaign, Ill., man, Darryl S. Coleman, 30, of the 1200 block of Joanne Lane, has been ordered to serve a total of 137 months (11 years, 5 months) in federal prison for bank robberies in east central Illinois and northwestern Indiana that occurred in October and November 2015.


Coleman appeared yesterday before U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce, in Urbana. Judge Bruce ordered that Coleman serve 115 months in prison for the bank robberies at First Financial Bank, Champaign, on Oct. 28, 2015; First Bank in Rantoul on Nov. 10; First Midwest Bank, Danville, on Nov. 17; and, attempted robbery of the Farmers-Merchants National Bank in Paxton, Ill., on Dec. 1, 2015. Judge Bruce ordered that a portion of Coleman’s sentence, 22 months, be served consecutive to the sentence ordered in Indiana.


On June 16, 2016, Coleman was sentenced in the Northern District of Indiana to 63 months in federal prison for robberies of the Horizon Bank in Portage, Ind., on Nov. 2, 2015, and the First State Bank of Porter in Chesterton, Ind. on Nov. 24, 2015.


Coleman was also ordered to pay restitution in the total amount of $20,986; restitution of $9,930 for the Illinois bank robberies, and $11,056 for the bank robberies in Indiana.


Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller prosecuted the case in the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division. The charges were investigated by the FBI and the Champaign, Danville, Rantoul and Paxton Police Departments in east central Illinois.


Coleman has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest on Jan. 25, 2016. Coleman pled guilty to the bank robberies in Illinois in September 2016; he entered his plea of guilty to the Indiana bank robberies in March 2016.

Updated January 11, 2017

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