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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing First Light Federal Credit Union in Las Cruces in July 2013

ALBUQUERQUE – Dominic Tyrel Holland, 27, of Las Cruces, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to a bank robbery charge and admitted robbing the First Light Federal Credit Union in Las Cruces N.M., on July 31, 2013.  Holland entered his guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement.

Holland was arrested on July 31, 2013, based on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the First Light Federal Credit Union in Las Cruces on that day.  He subsequently was indicted on that same charge.  According to the criminal complaint, Holland approached a bank teller and presented a note demanding money.  After obtaining money from the bank teller, Holland left the bank on foot.  After witnesses at the bank identified Holland as the bank robber, officers of the Las Cruces Police Department located Holland at an apartment complex and placed him under arrest. 

Holland has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.  At sentencing, Holland faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Luis A. Martinez of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office and was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the FBI and the Las Cruces Police Department.

Updated January 26, 2015