Augusta man gets 30 months in prison for Langley bank holdup

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AIKEN -- An Augusta man, accused of robbing a bank in Aiken County last year, has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months in prison.

Darrell Eugene Spires, 56, pleaded guilty in August to the Oct. 10, 2007, robbery of the Security Federal Bank in Langley.

According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia, Mr. Spires entered the bank and told a teller he wanted to make a withdrawal. When the employee asked him to fill out a withdrawal slip, Mr. Spires demanded money and removed $3,100 in cash from the teller's drawer before running out of the bank to his car.

Burnettown Police Chief David Smith saw the suspect driving away from the bank and chased him down U.S. Highway 1 toward Augusta at speeds in excess of 80 mph. Chief Smith continued the chase into Augusta, where Richmond County deputies joined the pursuit, the statement said..

Mr. Spires was arrested after he parked his car in the driveway of his own home. The stolen money, still wrapped in Security Federal banding with the teller’s initials, was recovered from the car.

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jack 12/17/08 - 04:56 pm
Only 30 months? Did he use a

Only 30 months? Did he use a weapon?

TakeAstand 12/17/08 - 06:24 pm
It doesn't say weapon, so we

It doesn't say weapon, so we can only assume thats why the light sentence. But then again you can drive dui 5 or 6 times and not pull time other than the drunk tank!!!

curly123053 12/17/08 - 07:58 pm
30 months for robbing a bank

30 months for robbing a bank ?? Who said crime does not pay??

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