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May 22, 2014

San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Escaping Halfway House and Robbing a San Antonio Bank

In San Antonio this morning, 45-year-old Malcolm David Brooks was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for escaping from a halfway house and robbing a San Antonio bank in 2012, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, United States Marshal Robert Almonte, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H. Combs, San Antonio Division.

On February 21, 2014, Brooks pleaded guilty to one count of escape and one count of unarmed bank robbery. By pleading guilty, Brooks admitted that in early February 2012, he escaped from custody in a halfway house in San Antonio. Brooks was serving the remainder of a 140-month federal prison sentence imposed in El Paso in 2002 for committing seven 2001 bank robberies in Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas. On February 13, 2012, approximately one week after his escape, Brooks stole approximately $1,200 from a Wells Fargo branch in San Antonio. San Antonio Police officers were able to apprehend Brooks after he barricaded himself inside a restroom of a nearby restaurant.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service, together with the San Antonio Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Hardy prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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