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Tennessee Man Sentenced to the Maximum Punishment of 20 years in Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

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

FAYETTEVILLE – A Tennessee man was sentenced yesterday to 240 months (the statutory maximum) in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Bank Robbery. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, on January 10, 2023, Danny Ray Madison, age 58, entered the First Security Bank on Wedington Drive in Fayetteville, represented that he was armed and robbed the bank, taking an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.  With the assistance of local businesses, detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department were able to identify and arrest Madison that same day.  During an interview with a detective from the Fayetteville Police Department and a Special Agent with the FBI, Madison admitted that he traveled to Fayetteville for the sole purpose of robbing a bank.  Court documents revealed that Madison has three prior federal bank robbery convictions from North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The Fayetteville Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case.

Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @


Contact: Charlie Robbins

Public Affairs Officer


Updated September 7, 2023