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Alabama Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Multi-State Bank Robbery Spree

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An Alabama man, Maxwell Hayslip, 27, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine on Friday by Chief United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, after previously admitting to robbing five banks by intimidation in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia.

As part of his guilty plea, Hayslip and admitted that, between August 7 and November 13, 2018, he robbed banks in Lexington, Kentucky; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Carrollton, Georgia.  Hayslip admitted that he wrongfully obtained over $14,000 over the course of his robbery spree, and he agreed to pay that total amount back in restitution. According to his plea agreement, he was captured by law enforcement in Alabama, soon after the Lexington robbery.          

In addition to the prison sentence, Hayslip must pay $14,258 in restitution and a $20,000 fine imposed by the court. Under federal law, Hayslip must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for life. 

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Lawrence Weathers, Chief of the Lexington Police Department; Michael Bowen, Chief of the Murfreesboro Police Department; Steve Anderson, Chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; Doug Hawkins, Chief of the Bowling Green Police Department; and Joel Richards, Chief of the Carrollton Police Department, jointly announced the sentencing.

Local law enforcement agencies in each respective jurisdiction investigated Hayslip, and the federal investigation was directed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States was represented by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Chapman.

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Updated February 21, 2020