MAN FOUND GUILTY OF COLD CASE BANK ROBBERIES OF MOUNT AIRY BANK
Jimmie Lee Benjamin Haney, 28 years old, pled guilty on February 9, 2024, at a hearing presided over by Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Brian L. DeLeonardo, to one count of robbery that occurred on September 9, 2016 and one count of armed robbery that occurred on January 14, 2017 of the Capital One Bank located at 402 East Ridgeville Boulevard in Mt. Airy. Haney was sentenced to 35 years in prison, with all but 10 years suspended.
On September 9, 2016, Jimmie Lee Haney entered the Capital One Bank at 402 E. Ridgeville Boulevard in Mt. Airy and presented a note to a teller demanding cash. The teller provided Haney with $4,000, and then Haney fled on foot. On January 14, 2017, Haney, while wearing a disguise, entered the Capital One Bank and presented the teller a note indicating he had a gun and demanded $5,000. The teller provided him with $630, and Haney fled the area. Maryland State Police investigated the robberies and were unable to locate Haney.
On December 16, 2022, Detectives from the Greensboro Police Department in Greensboro, North Carolina contacted Mount Airy police regarding the two unsolved bank robberies. While in custody in North Carolina for two additional bank robberies, Haney confessed to the two unsolved Capital One bank robberies in Mount Airy, Maryland.
On February 9, 2024, Haney pled guilty to one count of armed robbery for the 2017 bank robbery and one count of robbery for the 2016 bank robbery. Judge DeLeonardo sentenced Haney to 15 years imprisonment with all but 5 years suspended for the 2016 robbery and 20 years imprisonment all suspended for the 2017 armed robbery. Haney’s combined sentence is 35 years’ incarceration with all but 10 years suspended. He was placed on a period of probation for 5 years commencing upon his release from custody.
The Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County was represented by Assistant State’s Attorney Karla R. Goldman. The cases were investigated by Maryland State Police and the Greensboro Police Department.
Carroll County State’s Attorney Haven Shoemaker commented, “Thanks to cooperation between law enforcement agencies in two states, justice was finally served in these two cold cases .There’s an old saying in law enforcement: ‘The bad guys need to get lucky every time. The good guys just need to get lucky once.’”
You can view the original press release from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County: Jimmie Haney press release
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