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Bank robber gets 11 years in federal prison

 Press Release from the U. S. Attoney's Office

       James Albert Creason was sentenced on October 8, 2009, to a term of 135 months in prison by the Honorable W. Louis Sands, Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. 

        Creason, 52, of Albany, Georgia, pled guilty on July 21, 2009, to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  Creason's sentence must be served in its entirety, as there is no parole in the Federal prison system.  

        Creason, armed with a .32 caliber handgun, robbed the Heritage Bank of the South in Leesburg, Georgia, of approximately $36,000 on August 8, 2008.  After emptying the bank teller's cash drawer, Creason led two bank employees to the vault where he obtained more funds. 

       Creason was apprehended in his vehicle a short distance from the bank by officers with the Leesburg Police Department.

         Assistant United States Attorney K. Alan Dasher prosecuted the case.  The case was investigated by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Leesburg Police Department.  Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Ms. Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.

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