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Anderson man sentenced in ’17 bank robberies

February 26, 2019

An Anderson, Indiana, man was sentenced to 70 months in prison today in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to two counts of bank robbery.

Danurell Blair, 40, was sentenced in the robbery of Community State Bank in Auburn on Nov. 6, 2017, and the Campbell & Fetter Bank in Kendallville on Dec. 16, 2017, a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Police captured Blair following a pursuit on Indiana 3 that reached speeds of more than 110 mph, the statement said. It said spike strips were used to stop Blair.

Blair was also ordered to pay $70,074.69 in restitution to the victims, the statement said.

As part of a plea agreement, it said, Blair will also pay restitution to victims of a June 28, 2017, robbery at Fort Financial Credit Union and a Sept. 12, 2017. Beacon Credit Union robbery. He also agreed to pay restitution to the Indiana State Police in connection with the Campbell & Fetter robbery, the statement said.