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Dayton man pleads guilty to robbing credit union at gunpoint

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

DAYTON – Samuel Hayes, 61, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to armed bank robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence.


The parties involved in Hayes’s case have recommended a sentence of 141 months in prison.


According to court documents, on Jan. 11, 2020, Hayes robbed a credit union at gunpoint. Hayes entered the Universal One Federal Credit Union on Harshman Road in Dayton and pointed the firearm directly at credit union tellers and customers. Hayes stole $3,770 during the robbery.


Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 3.


Vipal J. Patel, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Chris Hoffman, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, announced the plea entered into today before U.S. District Judge Michael J. Newman. Assistant United States Attorney Dwight K. Keller is representing the United States in this case.


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Updated April 18, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime