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Lacy-Lakeview Bank Robber Sentenced to Federal Prison

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

In Waco today, 20-year-old Leticia Andrea Newton-Shelton was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for bank robbery announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., ordered that Newton-Shelton pay $1,370 restitution to Extraco Bank and a $1,000 fine.  Judge Smith also ordered that Newton-Shelton be placed on supervised release for five years after completing her prison term.

On March 19, 2015, Newton Shelton pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.  By pleading guilty, she admitted that on December 29, 2014, she entered the Extraco Bank located on North Loop 340 in Lacy-Lakeview and presented a teller with a demand note which stated she was armed.  Newton Shelton further admitted she was in possession of a Ruger pistol during the bank robbery.

On December 30, 2014, Hillsboro Police arrested Newton-Shelton after she was identified as a suspect in the Extraco Bank robbery.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) together with the Lacy-Lakeview Police Department and the Hillsboro Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Greg Gloff prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated May 13, 2015

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