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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 1, 2019

Destrehan Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Court for Bank Robbery

U.S. Peter G. Strasser announced that United States District Court Judge, Barry W. Ashe, sentenced DILLON DAVIS, age 26, of Destrehan, to 151 months of imprisonment for committing a bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).  DAVIS’ two prior drug convictions qualified him as a career offender, thus enhancing his sentencing guideline range.

The federal indictment alleged that DAVIS entered the Chase Bank located at 3540 Williams Boulevard, in Kenner, Louisiana, on August 2, 2017, and demanded one thousand dollars in U.S. currency from a bank teller.

DAVIS’ case has been designated as a Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) case.  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser praised the work of the Kenner Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brittany L. Reed is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 1, 2019