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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bank Robber Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison

DALLAS — A Dallas man, Shaun Wesley Skinner, 27, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 151 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in May 2015 to one count of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery.  The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on November 18, 2014, Skinner entered the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 2222 McKinney Avenue in Dallas, where he handed a teller a note that demanded money.  The teller, however, did not give Skinner any money, and he fled the bank on foot.

On December 29, 2014, Skinner entered the Chase Bank, located at 10321 Lake June Road in Dallas, approached the teller, and verbally ordered and intimidated the teller into giving him money.   Skinner then fled the bank with the money.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dallas Police Department investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson prosecuted the case.

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Violent Crimes
Updated February 17, 2016