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Federal Jury Convicts Man for Robbing Bank One Day After He Was Released From Prison for Similar Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

DALLAS — A federal jury today convicted a 47-year-old man of a bank robbery he committed just one day after being released from custody for a similar bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas. 

During trial, the jury heard evidence that Derrick Adrian Johnson, disguised in a painter’s suit from a nearby construction site, covered his face with a towel and robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2016.

The day before, Johnson had been released from federal custody for a 2008 bank robbery conviction, which also involved Johnson covering his face with a towel and attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank. 

Johnson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment for this bank robbery.  He also faces an additional term of imprisonment for committing this offense while on supervised release for the 2008 bank robbery conviction.  

U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey presided over the trial and will set sentencing at a later date.  The FBI and the Dallas Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie L. Hoxie is prosecuting the case.


Erin Dooley

Updated August 15, 2018

Violent Crime