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Eastern District of Kentucky

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Ashland Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

ASHLAND, Ky. - An Ashland man, Danny P. Chaffin Jr., 38, admitted to bank robbery in federal court Friday, before U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning.           

According to Chaffin’s plea agreement, he admitted that on April 5, 2019, by intimidation, he took money from the Bluegrass Community Federal Credit Union in Ashland. Chaffin admitted to wearing a black mask and running into the Credit Union and demanding the teller to “Give me all the money now!” The teller complied, and Chaffin was able to take $12,506. Chaffin was arrested the following day in possession of $10,256 of the bank’s money.  

Chaffin was indicted in October 2019.

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; and Chief Todd Kelley, Ashland Police Department; jointly announced the guilty plea.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Ashland Police Department. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Will Moynahan. 

The investigation was conducted by the Ashland Police Department and the FBI.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Will Moynahan. 

Chaffin is scheduled to be sentenced on April 13, 2020. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.  However, any sentence will be imposed by the Court after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes. 

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Updated January 24, 2020