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Eugene Man Sentenced To 196 Months In Prison For Bank Robbery

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

EUGENE, Ore. – Jeremie Wesley Skordahl, 33, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced today by Chief District Court Judge Ann Aiken to 196 months in prison for bank robbery.  Upon his release from prison, Skordahl will be on supervised release for three years.  

On November 12, 2012, Skordahl entered the Coburg Road branch of U.S. Bank in Eugene and handed the teller a note, which demanded money.  He stated he was armed and would not hesitate shooting as many people as possible.  Skordahl obtained $2,630 and fled the bank.  Later the same day, Skordahl was located in a nearby residential area after a resident reported seeing Skordahl running through neighboring backyards.  Skordahl was arrested and the money he stole was found on his person.

Skordahl's criminal history qualified him as a career offender under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, resulting in an increased sentence.  Additionally, as part of his plea agreement, Skordahl agreed to serve a longer federal sentence in order to receive a concurrent sentence in a Lane County Circuit Court assault case. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eugene Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sweet.

Updated January 29, 2015