Crime

Dublin bank robber sentenced to almost 22 years in prison

A man who robbed the Bank of Dudley last year was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison Monday.

Judge J. Randal Hall sentenced Nathan Smith to 262 months in prison for bank robbery and interstate transportation of a motor vehicle, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Savannah.

An August jury convicted Smith of the charges this past September.

Smith walked into the Dublin bank March 3, 2009, and handed a note to a teller, demanding money and claiming that he had a gun.

He left the bank with about $2,400, but authorities pulled him over in a traffic stop a short time later.

The van he was driving had been stolen from Jacksonville, Fla.

After his release from prison, Smith will be required to serve three years of supervised released.

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