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Dayton Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years in Federal Prison for Bank Robbery and Supervised Release Violation

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 30, 2011
  • Southern District of Ohio (937) 225-2910

DAYTON—Lonnie Johnson, 49, of Dayton, was sentenced in United States District Court here today to 15 years’ imprisonment for bank robbery stemming from the March 2011 robbery of Key Bank on West Second Street in downtown Dayton, plus 452 additional days in prison for violating his supervised release from a 2000 federal bank robbery conviction.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Edward J. Hanko, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, announced the sentence handed down today by United States District Judge Walter H. Rice.

Johnson pleaded guilty on May 24, 2011 to one count of bank robbery following his arrest on March 18, 2011. According to the statement of facts filed in court, Johnson entered the Second Street branch of Key Bank on March 16, 2011, passed a note to a teller stating that, “This is a robbery. I have a gun,” and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Johnson was previously convicted of bank robbery in 2000 and sentenced by a federal judge to 72 months in prison. Because Johnson was still on federal supervision from the earlier conviction, his supervised release was revoked today and he received an additional 452-day prison term, to be served consecutive to the 15-year prison term for the March 2011 Key Bank robbery.

Johnson was also sentenced to three years of supervised release to be served after he completes his prison term.

Stewart commended the cooperative investigation of this case by FBI agents and Dayton Police detectives, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Tabacchi, who prosecuted the case.