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Fannin County Man Sentenced For Bank Robberies

The Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs says the court sentenced a Leonard, Texas, man to federal prison for robbing multiple banks.

Kevin Long, 31, pleaded guilty to bank robbery and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sean Jordan on January 18, 2024. Long was also ordered to pay restitution of $573,000.

According to information presented in court, Long robbed multiple banks in East Texas between 2020 and 2021. During the robberies, he passed threatening notes to bank employees, physically restrained bank employees, and stole over $550,000. Those robberies included CapTex Bank in Bonham on January 31, 2020, Financial Bank in Farmersville on August 11, 2020, Bancorp South Bank in Tom Bean on October 16, 2020, Commercial Bank in Farmerville on August 13, 2021, and First United Bank in Leonard on August 20, 2021.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bonham Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Sherman Police Department, Allen Police Department, Leonard Police Department, Bells Police Department, Tom Bean Police Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the case.