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Albuquerque man will remain detained on bank robbery charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jason Scott Deane, 57, of Albuquerque, appeared in federal court on Feb. 4 for a preliminary and detention hearing on a charge of bank robbery. Deane will remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, on Sept. 23, 2021, Deane allegedly entered the Bank of the West on Central Avenue SW in Albuquerque and handed a teller a demand note and a plastic bag. The teller complied with the demand, and Deane allegedly fled the bank on an orange motorcycle. Deane allegedly proceeded to the Sky City Casino in Cibola County, New Mexico, where he told an employee to call the police.

Cibola County Sheriff’s Deputies detained Deane until an FBI Task Force officer arrived. Deane was arrested on a New Mexico state warrant for robbery.

A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Deane faces up to 20 years in prison.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Trembley is prosecuting the case.

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Updated February 10, 2022

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 22-26