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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bank Robber Sentenced to 180 Months Imprisonment

Spokane– Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Darryl William Young, age 66, of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced for three counts of Armed Bank Robbery and two counts of Bank Robbery. United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced Young to a 180-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. Young pled guilty to these charges on October 11, 2017.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Young committed a string of five bank robberies over a five-week period. On June 8, 2016, and June 18, 2016, Young entered a Key Bank and a Wells Fargo Bank in Seattle, Washington, brandished a pistol replica at a teller at each bank, and demanded money. The tellers gave Young money and he left the banks. On June 29, 2016, and July 1, 2016, Young entered a Key Bank in Issaquah, Washington, and a Banner Bank in Woodinville, Washington, approached a teller at each bank, and demanded money. The tellers gave Young money and he departed. On July 11, 2016, Young entered a U.S. Bank in Selah, Washington, and asked a teller to change a $10 bill. After this transaction, Young made a gesture which led the teller to believe he was armed, and he demanded money. The teller gave Young money and he left. Young was arrested later that day.

On February 14, 2018, United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced Young to a 180-month term of imprisonment, followed by five years of court supervision, and ordered Young to pay $14,000 in restitution.

Joseph H. Harrington said, “This office will continue to prosecute to the fullest extent any person who uses the threat of violence to victimize the community and commit crime. This case is yet another example of the successful investigative efforts that can be accomplished when state and federal law enforcement work in partnership.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Selah Police Department, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, the Seattle Police Department, the Kennewick Police Department, and the King County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation of this matter. The case was prosecuted by Benjamin D. Seal, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Press Release Number: 
1:16-CR-2058-SMJ-1
Updated February 20, 2018