North Carolina man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison in connection with two bank robberies

Published 9:38 am Sunday, February 12, 2023

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Stanley Kearney Jr., 27, of Kittrell was sentenced Thursday, February 9, 2023 to 190 months in prison for charges related to two bank robberies in Raleigh and Greenville, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court records and other information presented in court, on December 6, 2019, the SunTrust bank located at 7320 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh was robbed at gunpoint by four men. The men left the bank with approximately $11,578 and witnesses reported seeing them fleeing the scene in a white Hyundai Elantra. On December 30, 2019, around 4:30 p.m., the Branch Bank & Trust (BB&T) located 2475 Stantonsburg Road in Greenville was robbed at gunpoint by three men. They left the bank with $72,853 and witnesses saw them flee the scene in a white Hyundai Elantra.

“Kearney was stopped on January 10, 2020, for unrelated traffic violations and attempted to flee from law enforcement,” stated the release. “In an interview with law enforcement, Kearney would admit to committing the SunTrust and BB&T bank robberies.”

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Codefendants Clifton Harris, Cameron Evans and Joshua Bailey all pleaded guilty. Harris was sentenced to 81 months. Evans and Bailey are awaiting sentencing.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Davie County Sheriff’s Department; the Raleigh, Greenville and Mebane police departments; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leonard Champaign and Barbara Kocher prosecuted the case.