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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 20, 2017

San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

In San Antonio this morning, 55-year-old Daniell Lavale Branch was sentenced to 68 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $4,772 restitution for committing a bank robbery announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

On September 12, 2016, Branch pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. By pleading guilty, Branch admitted that on February 5, 2016 he committed a bank robbery at the J. P. Morgan Chase Bank on Blanco Road and that on February 16, 2016 he committed another bank robbery at the Frost Bank on Blanco Road.

After the robbery at Frost Bank, two bank employees observed Branch walk out of the front door of the bank and get into the passenger side of a white Dodge Magnum.

San Antonio Police officers were able to locate the Dodge and make a stop of the vehicle. Branch was arrested and during a search of Branch’s person, officers located the stolen bank money.

According to court records, Branch previously spent 30-months in prison for a 1997 bank robbery he committed in New York.

This case was investigated by FBI and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Hardy.

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Violent Crime
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Updated April 21, 2017