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Anderson man gets 6 years in bank robberies

February 27, 2019 GMT

An Anderson man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to nearly six years in federal prison 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, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Police captured Blair following a pursuit on Indiana 3 that reached speeds of more than 110 mph. Spike strips were used to stop Blair, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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

As part of a plea agreement, 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, officials said.