A man accused of robbing five banks in three states pleaded guilty in federal court this week.
27-year-old Maxwell Hayslip of Alabama admitted before Judge Chief United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves that he robbed five banks in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia over a four month period.
An Alabama man admitted in federal court Wednesday that over the course of four months in 2018, he robbed five banks by intimidation in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. He was captured by law enforcement in Alabama after a Lexington, Ky robbery last year.
As part of his guilty plea, Hayslip and admitted that he robbed banks in Lexington, Kentucky; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Carrollton, Georgia. He also acknowledged that he wrongfully obtained over $14,000 over the course of his robbery spree and has agreed to pay that total amount back in restitution.
Hayslip faces up to 100 years in prison as well as a fine in excess of $1.25 million.
Hayslip is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2020, at 11 a.m., before Chief Judge Reeves in federal court in Lexington. However, any sentence will be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and applicable federal sentencing statutes.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Lawrence Weathers, Chief of the Lexington Police Department; Michael Bowen, Chief of the Murfreesboro Police Department; Steve Anderson, Chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; Doug Hawkins, Chief of the Bowling Green Police Department; and Joel Richards, Chief of the Carrollton Police Department, jointly announced the convictions.
Local law enforcement agencies in each respective jurisdiction investigated Hayslip, and the federal investigation was directed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States was represented by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Chapman.