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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 26, 2016

Two San Antonio Men Charged with Bank Robbery

In San Antonio, FBI agents have arrested 32-year-old Jason Lynn Hathorn and 30-year-old David Lee Sartin for their alleged role in a bank robbery earlier this month, announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr.; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division; and, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

A criminal complaint unsealed today in San Antonio charged Hathorn and Sartin with one count of bank robbery.  According to the complaint, on August 8, 2016, a confidential human source identified Sartin as a suspect in four bank robberies in the San Antonio area.  During each robbery, the perpetrator used a unique silicone “old man” mask which the source claimed was similar to one owned by Sartin.  Later that day, an individual wearing the “old man” mask robbed the Amegy Bank of Texas branch on West Military Drive.  The individual left the bank with approximately $8,100 and a surreptitiously placed GPS tracking device.

The complaint further states that upon learning that the suspect wore a silicone “old man” mask, FBI agents established surveillance at Sartin’s apartment.  The GPS tracker alerted authorities as Sartin arrived home.  As Sartin was taken into custody, authorities recovered an iPhone, a tie and a pair of sunglasses which matched the description of items worn by the Amegy Bank robbery suspect.  Authorities subsequently reviewed video surveillance of Sartin’s apartment complex and discovered that Hathorn, Sartin’s roommate, had arrived shortly after Sartin and proceeded to enter the apartment complex recreation room carrying a blue bag.  Surveillance video showed that Hathorn hid the bag behind the sofa in the recreation room and was observed peering out the window in the direction of where Sartin was being arrested.  Law enforcement officers were able to recover the blue bag which contained the “old man” mask, three ball caps used in prior robberies, $8,100, GPS tracker and the demand note from the Amegy Bank robbery.  The complaint alleges that Hathorn had assisted Sartin by meeting him after the Amegy Bank robbery and taking custody of the mask and money derived from the robbery.

Sartin and Hathorn were arrested based on states charges related to aggravated robbery.  Sartin remained in state custody while Hathorn was released on bond.  FBI agents arrested Hathorn today based on the federal criminal complaint.  They remain in custody pending a detention and probable cause hearing before a U.S. Magistrate Judge next week in San Antonio.  Hathorn and Sartin face up to 20 years in federal prison upon conviction. 

This case is being investigated by the FBI together with the San Antonio Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Wannarka is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

A criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt.  The defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Topic: 
Violent Crimes
Updated August 26, 2016