Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to Two Amarillo Bank Robberies
An Arizona man pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Amarillo, Texas, at a Wednesday, November 26, hearing.
Jon-Michael Murray, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery after robbing the Wells Fargo Bank branch located in the 1800 block of Georgia Street in Amarillo on August 27, 2014. Murray also admitted to robbing another Wells Fargo branch located at 200 South Washington Street in Amarillo on September 2, 2014.
Murray committed both robberies during early afternoon and was seen fleeing the scene in a silver minivan by surveillance cameras. In both instances Murray threatened tellers with a note demanding money.
Murray claimed he committed the robberies to feed his family.
Amarillo police pulled Murray over on September 3, 2014, for driving the suspect vehicle and was arrested after they subsequently found additional evidence from the robberies.
Murray faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has not yet been set.