U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana
(318) 676-3641
July 22, 2014

Lafayette Man Charged for Bomb Threat, Bank Robbery

LAFAYETTE, LA—A Lafayette man suspected of making a bomb threat in the city of Lafayette has been arrested and charged for the bomb threat and an attempted bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

Devin Haywood, 30, of Lafayette, was charged in a federal criminal complaint today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna with one count of using a facility in interstate commerce to willfully make a threat or maliciously convey false information and one count of attempted bank robbery. After the arraignment hearing, he was detained pending trial.

If convicted, the defendant faces 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for the bomb threat charge. He faces 20 years in prison and five years of supervised release for the attempted bank robbery charge. Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000.

The FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals Service, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, and the University Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department investigated the case.

A complaint is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This content has been reproduced from its original source.