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Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 18, 2010
  • District of Nebraska (402) 661-3700

United States Attorney Deborah Gilg and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announce the following information for the attention of the media:

Event Triggering this Release:

Serial bank robber Jason D. McCain was sentenced today to 100 months in prison by the Honorable Lyle E. Strom, United States District Court Judge. McCain admitted in a plea agreement to having robbed four Nebraska Banks and a Council Bluffs Credit Union over the course of two years. His last robbery, on Christmas Eve of 2009, was of the Bank of the West located at 4724 South 24th Street in Omaha. McCain entered the bank displaying a gun, wearing a dark parka with a fur-lined hood and demanded money from the teller. He left the bank with over $24,000 in cash. He was observed leaving the bank driving a Red Ford Taurus heading northbound on 24th street. A pursuit by the Omaha Police ensued before McCain was ultimately apprehended near 28th and St. Marys. Police recovered the cash and the gun, which turned out to be a BB gun.

McCain utilized the same method of operation when he engaged in robberies of the Tier One Bank on South 42nd Street on March 1, 2007, and also on December 16, 2008, the Telco Credit Union in Council Bluffs on January 17, 2009, and the First National Bank located on 33rd & “L” Street on December 8, 2009. Judge Strom also ordered that McCain pay restitution in the amount of $71,129 to the banks he robbed and that he serve a three-year term of supervised release after his incarceration.

Name of Defendant: Jason D. McCain
Age: 31
City of residence: Omaha, Nebraska
Crime(s) Charged and Potential Penalty (A CHARGE is merely an accusation and every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty): Bank Robbery, 20 years, $250,000, three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.
Specific Location of Alleged Crime: Omaha, Nebraska
Location of Arrest: Omaha, Nebraska
Alleged Dollar Loss/Type and Quantity of Drug:
Others Charged in Same Scheme:
Relevant Dates:
Date of Alleged Crime: 1st day of March, 2007, 16th day of December, 2008, 8th day of December, 2009, 24th day of December, 2009
Federal Arrest Date: April 28, 2010
Date Complaint Issued: N/A
Indictment Returned Date: March 17, 2010
Initial Appearance Date: April 28, 2010
Plea or Trial and Date(s): Plead guilty on July 8, 2010
Sentencing Date: October 18, 2010
Next Court Hearing Type and Date: N/A
Assigned Magistrate Judge: Thomas D. Thalken
Held without Bond, or Released from Custody: Held without Bond
In Continuous Custody Since: April 28, 2010
Assigned District Court Judge: Lyle E. Strom
Initials of Assigned AUSA/Preparer of THIS Release: FDF

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