Suspect in 2011 bank robbery sentenced to 10 years of jail time

Thirty-seven-year-old William Clary was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in federal prison on Thursday, October 31 by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle in relation to a bank robbery committed on Aug. 1, 2011.

According to court documentsClary walked into the Chase Bank branch on Lemmon Avenue near the Dallas North Tollway and gave the teller a note that said “I want 3600 dollars now! Have gun. If you scream or signal I will kill you.”

Clary was apprehended a short while after he robbed the bank and has been in federal custody ever since, initially pleading not guilty to bank robbery charges in September 2011, then admitting guilt on July 3, 2013.

Assistant Public Defender John Nicholson said Clary was incapable of knowing what he was doing at the time of the incident as he was mentally incapacitated and had drug problems, noting that Clary “suffered from schizophrenic delusions so intense that they largely rendered him unable to relate to the real world.”

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