Man accused of robbing local banks, shooting at officer, pleads guilty

Dallas Scott Bohanan. (Jail photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Dallas Scott Bohanan, 25, who’s accused of robbing banks in Waco, Temple and Hewitt and firing at a officers as he fled after the Hewitt robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and two counts of bank robbery before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske in Waco.

He could be sentenced to as much at 80 years in federal prison during a hearing in September.

By entering the plea, Bohanan admitted robbing the Temple Santa Fe Community Credit Union on West Avenue A in Temple on Nov. 23, 2016 and escaping with about $4,550 and robbing the Pointwest Bank on North Hewitt Drive on Feb. 5 and stealing about $3,500.

He also admitted that he discharged firearms during the two robberies as well as during a third bank robbery on Nov. 15, 2016 at the Chase Bank on North New Road in Waco.

During the robbery in February in Hewitt, Bohanan fired at least two rounds in the direction of Hewitt Officer Clint Brandon and then during the chase that ensued, fired two shotgun rounds at one of the police units pursuing him.

Brandon was struck in the upper arm, but despite his injury, continued the chase until other officers arrived, and then pulled over at the intersection of Bagby Avenue and Corporation Parkway.

Police took the injured officer to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center where he was treated and later released.

Other officers continued the pursuit, which ended in a crash at Garden Drive and Wingate Drive, northeast of University High School, where the robber's truck crashed through the fence of a corner house.

The suspect ran after the crash, but was caught a few blocks away by Waco police officers just before 9:30 a.m.

Investigators recovered a backpack and a shotgun from the yard of the home.

The backpack contained nearly $3,000 in cash.