Man Sentenced To 16 Years For Bank Robbery

A man who plead guilty to robbing a bank in the East has now been sentenced to 16 years in prison with five years supervised release and must pay a fine of $10,000 dollars.

According to officials Clifton Johnson of Pikeville plead guilty back in October 4, 2010 to armed bank robbery and using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Officials say on June 9, 2010 Johnson entered a Heritage Bank in Fremont and pointed a pistol at the bank manager’s head demanding money. Johnson ordered a customer to the floor and all employees into the vault. An employee was ordered to place money from the vault into Johnson’s bag. Johnson then fled with $24,703 dollars.

The alarm was activated and when a Fremont police officer arrived and saw Johnson fleeing he confronted him. Johnson pointed his weapon at the officer. The officer then fire four shots at Johnson. Johnson was not hit, but surrendered immediately.

All of the money was recovered.


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