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Local Man Sentenced to 105 Months in Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

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

DALLAS — Tommy Nelson, Jr., 52, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 105 months in federal prison for the robbery of Shinhan Bank located in Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.


Nelson pleaded guilty in April 2017 to one count of Bank Robbery.  He has been in custody since his arrest in January 2017.          


According to documents filed in the case, on January 17, 2017, Nelson grabbed a cash box from a team of bank employees while they restocked the drive thru ATM at Shinhan Bank.  An armed security guard who was also present attempted to stop Nelson and the two began struggling.  During the struggle Nelson attempted to take the security guard’s handgun.  While fighting over the handgun the weapon fired one round striking Nelson in the finger.  Once the officer was able to get control of his handgun he held Nelson at gunpoint until officers arrived.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Penley was in charge of the prosecution.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated October 2, 2017

Violent Crime