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East Texas Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery


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A 54-year-old Mt. Enterprise man has been sentenced to federal prison for robbing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Patrick Terry Gilbert pleaded guilty on May 27, 2016 to armed bank robbery and was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider on Sep. 15, 2016.  Gilbert was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,134.00.

According to information presented in court, on Oct. 23, 2015, Gilbert entered the Capital One Bank in Longview, Texas, dressed in dark clothing, wearing a “Scream” mask and armed with a short-barreled shotgun.  Gilbert approached two bank tellers, pointed the shotgun at them and demanded all of their money.  Gilbert took more than $15,000 from the tellers and left the bank.  Several weeks later, Gilbert was arrested in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2015.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Longview Police Department, and the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Coan.