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May 26, 2015

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies

In Austin today, a federal judge sentenced 39-year-old Derrick Terrill Nix of New Orleans, LA, to two six-year prison terms to run concurrent for an attempted bank robbery and a bank robbery in North Austin, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division.

In addition to the prison terms, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ordered that Nix pay $5,262 restitution and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.

On February 20, 2015, Nix pleaded guilty to one count of attempted bank robbery and one count of bank robbery. By pleading guilty, Nix admitted that on May 12, 2014, he attempted to rob a Capital One Bank at 9602 N. Lamar Blvd. Nix pulled a handgun from a backpack and demanded money. When Nix realized the teller was behind bullet proof glass, Nix fled by vehicle. On that same day, Nix committed the second robbery at a Chase Bank located at 4601 N. Lamar Blvd. Nix ordered everyone in the bank to get on the floor and demanded money while holding guns in each of his hands. Nix fled with $5,262 in stolen money.

The case resulted from a joint investigation by the FBI, Austin Police Department, and the Brenham Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Cottingham prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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