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Man sentenced for violent bank robbery

A federal judge sentenced a Madison County man to 147 months in prison for his role in robbing a Richmond bank.

United States Chief District Court Judge Jennifer B. Coffman sentenced 50-year-old Leon Rozell Noland, Jr. for armed bank robbery and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. Noland previously admitted that on November 2, 2009, he robbed the Madison Bank in downtown Richmond.

Noland also admitted that during the robbery he pointed a firearm at the victim bank tellers and demanded money.

Noland forced the tellers to open the bank’s safe at gun point, took the money inside the safe, and fled. Noland was apprehended by law enforcement on November 3, 2009 in Richmond. A search of the motel room in which Noland was staying resulted in the recovery of
the majority of the stolen money and a semi-automatic pistol.

Law enforcement later recovered an additional $6,000 from an auto dealer in Somerset, where Noland had purchased a vehicle on November 2, 2009.

Under federal law, Noland must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.

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