Champaign man gets almost 10 years in federal bank-robbery case

Champaign man gets almost 10 years in federal bank-robbery case

URBANA — A Champaign man has been sentenced to more than 9.5 years in federal prison for a series of bank robberies in Champaign, Rantoul, Danville and northwestern Indiana and an attempted bank robbery in Paxton.

On Tuesday U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce ordered Darryl S. Coleman, 30, who listed an address in the 1200 block of Joanne Lane, to serve 115 months in prison for bank robberies at First Financial Bank in Champaign on Oct. 28, 2015; First Bank in Rantoul on Nov. 10, 2015; and First Midwest Bank in Danville on Nov. 17, 2015; as well as an attempted robbery of the Farmers-Merchants National Bank in Paxton on Dec. 1, 2015.

Coleman, who has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest on Jan. 25, 2016, pleaded guilty to those robberies in September.

In addition, on June 16, Coleman was separately sentenced in federal court in Indiana to 63 months in prison for robberies at Horizon Bank in Portage, Ind., on Nov. 2, 2015, and the First State Bank of Porter in Chesterton, Ind., on Nov. 24, 2015.

Coleman pleaded guilty to the Indiana robberies in March.

Bruce ordered that 22 months of the new sentence be served consecutively to the previous sentence from Indiana.

In addition, Coleman was ordered to pay $20,986 in restitution to the Illinois banks he robbed and $11,056 to the Indiana banks he robbed.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller prosecuted the latest case following investigations by the FBI and the Champaign, Danville, Paxton and Rantoul police departments.

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robby71 wrote on January 12, 2017 at 7:01 am

Here is a link to the original story about this case from 2015: