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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 11, 2019

Fall River Man Sentenced for Tiverton Bank Robbery

ROVIDENCE - A Fall River, Mass., man who admitted to robbing a Tiverton, R.I., bank in October 2017 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Providence to 48 months in federal prison.

Justin M. Davis, 36, previously admitted to the Court that on October 11, 2017, he passed a note to a teller at a branch office of Bank Newport which read “All $100 50, Empty Draw, No Dye packs, No Alarms.”

After the teller handed Davis $4,920 in cash, he ran from the bank toward a nearby cemetery and was seen on surveillance video leaving the area in a vehicle. A short time later, Tiverton police recovered a piece of clothing from the cemetery Davis wore during the robbery. Shortly thereafter, Fall River Police stopped the vehicle Davis was operating. From inside the vehicle police recovered other items of clothing Davis wore during the bank robbery and $3,470 in cash in the same denominations as those stolen during the robbery.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith also ordered Davis to serve 3 years supervised release upon completion of his term of incarceration. He pled guilty on September 21, 2018, to a charge of bank robbery.

Davis’ sentence is announced by United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman, Tiverton Police Chief Patrick Jones, and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan.

 

The matter was investigated by the Tiverton Police Department and the FBI.

 

Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
Press Release Number: 
19-19
Updated March 23, 2019