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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Ashland Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Bank Robbery

ASHLAND, Ky. - An Ashland man, Danny P. Chaffin Jr., 38, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Monday, before U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning, after previously pleading guilty to bank robbery.           

According to Chaffin’s plea agreement, he admitted that on April 5, 2019, he robbed 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 pleaded guilty in January 2020.

Under federal law, Chaffin must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years, following his release.

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 sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Ashland Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Will Moynahan. 

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Updated May 11, 2020