Anderson man pleads guilty to bank robberies

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – An Anderson man was sentenced to 70 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of bank robbery Tuesday.

Danurell Blair, 40, first robbed the Community State Bank in Auburn on November 6, 2017.

Then on December 16, 2017, Blair entered the Campbell & Fetter Bank in Kendallville and demanded cash from the tellers. He fled with just over $27,000.

He was apprehended by police following a high-speed police chase in which Blair drove southbound in the northbound lanes of State Road 3. He was stopped with spike strips and taken into custody.

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As part of his plea agreement, Blair agreed to pay restitution for the Community State Bank robbery and the Campbell & Fetter robbery to the total of $70,000.

Following his 70-month prison sentence, Blair was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

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