Man who robbed local bank sentenced to prison

Surveillance photo.  (Lorena Police Dept.)
Surveillance photo. (Lorena Police Dept.)(KWTX)
Published: Dec. 11, 2018 at 6:21 PM CST
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A U.S. District Judge in Waco on Monday sentenced a man to federal prison after the man earlier pleaded guilty to the robbery of a bank in Lorena.

Judge Alan Albright sentenced Chad Allen Snowden to serve 37 months in federal custody, to be followed by three years supervised release, and ordered him to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment to the court, plus $23,100 restitution.

Before he pronounced sentence, Albright accepted a statement from Snowden and his counsel, Waco attorney Rod Goble, heard objections to the results of the pre-sentence report and noted Snowden’s acceptance of responsibility in the matter.

The government charged that on March 13, Snowden approached a teller at the GENCO Federal Credit Union branch office at Lorena and presented a note that said “This is a robbery,”

The robber’s face was not covered and he wore a Texas A&M baseball cap, the teller reported.

The robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Someone who knew Snowden and recognized him from surveillance photos called police, the factual basis said.

“In addition,” it says, “several family members also identified Snowden as the bank robber.”