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Southern District of Georgia

Monday, July 11, 2016

Texas Man Indicted For Savannah Bank Robberies

Savannah, GA: David Wayne Stanley, 51, of Houston, Texas, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah on charges related to two bank robberies in the Savannah area.  The indictment alleges that on April 28, 2016, Stanley robbed the BB&T bank located at 326 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia, and the Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union located at 1085 West Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, Georgia. 

No initial appearance in court has been scheduled.  If convicted on all counts, Stanley faces prison sentence of up to 40 years.  United States Attorney Edward Tarver emphasizes that an indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

The investigation of this case was led by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, with substantial assistance from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer G. Solari is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.  For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547. 

Updated July 11, 2016