Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bank Robber Sentenced to 210 Months in Federal Prison for Robbing Chase Bank in Dallas in January 2012

DALLAS—Joseph Demont Anderson, 32, of Dallas, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 210 months in federal prison, following his conviction at trial in May for robbing a Chase Bank in Dallas earlier this year, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to evidence presented at trial, on January 18, 2012, Anderson and co-defendant Jeremy Butler, 25, robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 1838 S. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas. Butler entered the bank and robbed it, while Anderson drove Butler to the bank for the purpose of robbing it. After Butler robbed the bank, Anderson picked him up, but when they saw the police following them, Anderson stopped his vehicle, and they decided to run.

The evidence also showed that Anderson was captured not far from the vehicle after a brief foot chase, while Butler was eventually found inside a residence where officers were alerted by a woman inside. When officers approached the residence, the woman looked out of the window and frantically told officers that someone was in her house. Officers assisted the woman out of the window and then entered the house. Officers found Butler hiding in the kitchen and the money from the robbery hidden under a mattress.

While Butler, who has been in custody since his arrest, filed plea papers in March 2012, the court granted his motion last week to withdraw the filed factual resume. In May 2012, the court ordered that Butler undergo a psychiatric examination, and currently, the defendant has a motion pending that requests a hearing to establish his mental capacity.

The case was investigated by the Dallas Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Keith Robinson and Brandon McCarthy prosecuted.

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