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Press Release

Stony Creek Bank Robber Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison

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

RICHMOND, Va. – Troy A. Clanton, Jr., 24, of Petersburg, was sentenced today to 147 months in prison for the robbery of the Bank of Southside Virginia (BSV) located in Stony Creek. Clanton was ordered by the Court to pay $20,278.29 to the victims of the crime.

Clanton plead guilty on May 18, 2015, to bank robbery and to brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. According to court documents, Clanton and an accomplice robbed the BSV on Dec. 29, 2014, entering the bank wearing a mask and armed with two handguns.  Clanton and his co-conspirator stole $22,514 from BSV and fled from the scene.  While making his getaway, Clanton dropped multiple personal documents with his name, date of birth, and phone number on the ground outside the bank.  On Jan. 7, 2015, Clanton was arrested by police after a vehicular pursuit.  At the time of arrest, Clanton was in possession of currency stolen from the BSV and the two handguns used in the robbery.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik S. Siebert prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:15-cr-61.


Updated December 3, 2015

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