A U.S. District Judge sentenced Ryan Lee Hayes, 26, to 71 months in federal prison, 3 years supervised release and to pay $1,300 restitution to the Wells Fargo Bank he robbed at 99 E. Broadway in July.
Hayes appeared before Judge Ann Aiken for sentencing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 and had pled guilty to the federal charge of bank robbery he committed in July, 2012. Before that robbery, he had committed several thefts from local businesses. He has also pled guilty for those crimes and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan.10, 2013 in Lane County Circuit Court.
Thanks to tips from citizens Eugene Police arrested the suspect in Monday’s bank robbery. Several tips from the public lead to the arrest of Ryan Lee Hayes, 26-year-old, no known address, on multiple charges including Bank Robbery. Investigators received information identifying Hayes and a possible location where he could be found. Shortly after 1:00 p.m., yesterday, July 31. Hayes was arrested in Springfield by Eugene Police officers and FBI agents. He was taken into custody without incident. (Eugene Ore.gov press release)
Hayes walked into the Wells Fargo Bank on Broadway Avenue during the lunch hour on July 30, 2012, and handed the teller a note demanding money. He left the bank with $1,300 cash. (KVAL News)
His sentence of 71 months equals $18.00 per month for his stolen money. And even so, he is ordered to repay it all. A good example that ‘Crime doesn’t pay’.