Bank Robber from Fall River Sentenced to Prison
FALL RIVER — A Fall River man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a bank robbery in 2017.
Justin Davis, 36, of Fall River, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Providence to serve up to four years in federal prison. Davis had previously admitted to robbing the Tiverton, R.I., branch of Bank Newport in October 2017.
In the robbery, Davis passed a note to a teller that read "All $100 50, Empty Draw, No Dye packs, No Alarms.” The teller handed Davis nearly $5,000 in cash before he fled on foot to a nearby cemetery. He was soon seen leaving the area in a vehicle.
Shortly after the robbery, Triberton Police discovered a piece of clothing Davis had been seen wearing in the cemetery. Davis was stopped in his vehicle by police in Fall River. In the car, police recovered other clothing items Davis had been wearing during the robbery along with $3,470 in cash.
Upon completion of his sentence, Davis will serve three years of supervised release.