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Multi-State Bank Robber Sentenced as Career Offender to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison Defendant Escaped from Work Release Detention Center

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 30, 2009
  • District of Oregon (503) 727-1000

MEDFORD, OR—Ronald Allan Green, 46, of Medford, Oregon, was sentenced today to over 15 years in federal prison for a multi-state bank robbery crime spree he committed while an escapee from the Jackson County Work Release Detention Center. Green was sentenced for the March 17, 2008 robbery of the Washington Mutual Bank in Medford, Oregon, and for seven other bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery he committed in California and Nevada. Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Green as a Career Offender, which enhances the sentence for commission of a serious violent felony after two or more convictions for other serious violent felonies. Green has two prior residential burglary convictions, one from Coos County, Oregon, the other from Texas, and a prior bank robbery conviction from Portland, Oregon. Green was also ordered to pay restitution to the banks of over $52,000.

Green was transferred to the Jackson County Work Release Detention Center for transition back into the community upon completion of his sentence for the earlier bank robbery. After escaping from the Detention Center, Green committed bank robberies in Sacramento, Vacaville and Fresno, California, then he went on to commit the other bank robberies in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. After robbing the Washington Mutual Bank in Medford of $8,820, Green was identified by local law enforcement and FBI agents. He was ultimately captured by the U.S. Marshal in Florence, Oregon.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Byron Chatfield prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI, Medford Police Department and the U.S. Marshal.