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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Henderson, Kentucky, Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Bank Robberies

OWENSBORO, Ky. – A Henderson County, Kentucky man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to three charges of bank robbery, announced David. J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Weston Neel Hurd, age 40, pleaded guilty to robbing two banks located in Owensboro, Kentucky and one bank located in Henderson, Kentucky,

In court, Hurd admitted that on August 6, 2012, in Henderson County, Kentucky, he robbed the Ohio Valley Financial Group, located at 400 Barret Boulevard, in Henderson, of approximately $2,651 by force, violence and intimidation. Neel admitted that on October 2, 2012, in Daviess County, Kentucky, he robbed the Kentucky Telco Federal Credit Union, located at 933 Tamarack Road, in Owensboro, of $2,878 by force, violence and intimidation. Neel further admitted that on December 28, 2012, in Daviess County, Kentucky, he robbed the First Security Federal Bank, located at 3560 Frederica Street, Owensboro, of $1,131 by force, violence and intimidation.

If convicted at trial, Hurd faced no more than 20 years for each count, for a combined total of 60 years in prison, a $250,000 fine for each count, and a three year period of supervised release. Hurd is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center. Sentencing is scheduled before Chief Judge McKinley, in Owensboro, on November 24, 2014.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt and is being investigate by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Owensboro Police Department and Henderson Police Department.

Updated December 15, 2014