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Shepherdsville Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to Federal Prison

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

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Johnnie B. Day, age 53, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, to 37 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for multiple bank robberies. The Court ordered Day to pay restitution of $3,942.

The Court sentenced Day for four bank robberies committed from January, 2015 through November 2016.

According to the plea agreement filed in the case, on November 21, 2016, Day entered BB&T bank, at 401 W. Main St., Louisville, Kentucky, waited in a teller line and presented a demand note reading, “GIVE ME THE MONEY. NO ALARMS. NO DYES.”  The teller handed him $264 in bank funds from her top drawer. A witness to the robbery followed Day outside the bank, where Day entered his vehicle; the witness wrote down the license plate number which led Louisville Metro Police Department detectives to the apartment Day rented in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Day was later arrested at the Public Library in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.

Day also admitted guilt for three other bank robberies. On November 19, 2016, Day entered the Fifth Third bank, 8003 Preston Highway, Louisville, Kentucky and handed the teller a demand note on a plain white envelope which stated, “GIVE ME THE MONEY. NO SILENT ALARMS. NO DYE PACKS.”  The teller handed Day $501.00 in bank funds. On November 7, 2016, Day entered the Stock Yards Bank, 5026 Mud Lane, Louisville, Kentucky and handed the teller a white envelope reading, “GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY. NO ALARMS. NO DYE PACKS. NICE AND EASY.”  The teller handed Day $1,288.00 in bank funds. On January 3, 2015, Day entered Your Community Bank, 11810 Interchange Drive, Louisville, Kentucky and handed the teller a note stating, “THIS IS A ROBBERY.  GIVE ME ALL YOUR BILLS. NO BAIT. SAY NOTHING AND NO ONE WILL GET HURT.”  Day received $1,809 in bank funds from this robbery. 

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ream, and investigated by Louisville Metro Police Department Robbery Unit.


Updated September 20, 2018

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