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Las Cruces Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbing First Light Federal Credit Union in Las Cruces in July 2013

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Dominic Tyrel Holland, 28, of Las Cruces, N.M., was sentenced this morning to 40 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for his bank robbery conviction.

Holland was arrested on July 31, 2013, 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 pled guilty to the indictment on Oct. 31, 2013, and admitted robbing the First Light Federal Credit Union in Las Cruces N.M., on July 31, 2013.  He entered his guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement.

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

Updated September 8, 2015