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Oregon Woman Pleads Guilty to Being an Armed Career Criminal, Committing Four Armed Bank Robberies
Also Admits Committing 25 Other Robberies

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 20, 2013
  • District of Oregon (503) 727-1000

EUGENE, OR—Lorinda Marie Goodin, 44, a resident of Lane County, Oregon, pled guilty today to committing two armed bank robberies in Multnomah County, two armed bank robberies in Lane County, and to possessing ammunition after having been previously convicted of eight bank robberies. Sentencing is scheduled for May 8, 2013.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Goodin pled guilty to robbing the Bank of the West in Portland on November 8, 2011; the Clackamas County Bank in Gresham on November 14, 2011; and the Pacific Continental Bank in Eugene on August 1, 2011 and again on November 25, 2011. Goodwin wore disguises, displayed what appeared to be a large-caliber pistol, and threatened to shoot or kill bank tellers during the robberies.

The defendant was arrested on December 7, 2011 by an FBI agent and Springfield police officers after she was seen driving a stolen vehicle in Springfield, Oregon. She had a large-caliber toy pistol in her possession. During a subsequent court-authorized search of Goodin’s residence, police found numerous rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.

Goodin also pled guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of ammunition and agreed to be sentenced as an armed career criminal. She was previously convicted in 2003 for robbing banks in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Marion Counties.

Goodin further admitted that from August 2011 until her arrest in December 2011, she robbed 25 businesses located in Lane County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Wasco County, and Douglas County. When committing her robberies, Goodin carried what appeared to be a large-caliber pistol. During several of these robberies, Goodin had an accomplice.

The maximum penalty for possessing ammunition after being convicted of three violent felonies is life imprisonment with a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term. The maximum sentence for armed bank robbery is a 25-year prison term. Goodin will be sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Ann Aiken on May 8, 2013 and has agreed that she should receive a 275-month federal prison term.

Goodin’s guilty pleas, admissions, and agreed sentencing recommendation of 275 months in prison were part of her plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon, Clackamas County District Attorney Gregory Horner, Douglas County District Attorney Richard Wesenberg, Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, and Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley. As part of the overall agreement, Goodin agreed that she will also plead guilty in Oregon state courts to the multiple robberies she admitted committing, and that she should receive a sentence of up to 18 years in prison for each robbery, to be served concurrently with her federal sentence.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Portland Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, Roseburg Police Department, The Dalles Police Department, Milwaukie Police Department, Gresham Police Department, the Springfield Police Department, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank R. Papagni, Jr.