Waco Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robberies in Temple and Hewitt
In Waco today, 25-year-old Dallas Scott Bohanan pleaded guilty to committing two armed bank robberies, one of which resulted in Bohanan firing his weapon at a police officer, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske, Bohanan pleaded guilty to three counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and two counts of bank robbery. By pleading guilty, Bohanan admitted to robbing the Temple Santa Fe Community Credit Union located on West Avenue A in Temple on November 23, 2016, and stealing approximately $4,550 cash. He also admitted to robbing the Pointwest Bank located on North Hewitt Drive in Hewitt on February 5, 2019, and stealing approximately $3,500 cash. Bohanan further admitted to discharging firearms during those two bank robberies as well as during a third bank robbery on November 15, 2016, at the Chase Bank on North New Road in Waco.
According to court records, as he exited the Pointwest Bank on February 5, 2019, the defendant fired at least two rounds in the direction of a responding law enforcement officer. Bohanan left the scene in what authorities believe was the same vehicle used in the previous armed bank robberies. A vehicle chase ensued from Hewitt to Waco. During the pursuit, Bohanan allegedly fired two shotgun rounds at a chasing police vehicle. One of those rounds struck an officer in the arm. Bohanan ultimately lost control of his vehicle and crashed. He managed to leave the crash site on foot, but was later apprehended by Waco Police officers.
Bohanan faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years in federal prison and up to 80 years in federal prison. He remains in federal custody pending sentencing scheduled for September.
The FBI together with the Hewitt, Temple and Waco Police Departments investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Gloff is prosecuting the case on behalf of the Government.