AMARILLO - A U.S. District Judge sentenced William Eugene Boyd to serve 212 months in federal prison for a March 2015 bank robbery.
Boyd, 51, who pleaded guilty in July 2015 to one count of bank robbery, was sentenced this afternoon by Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 188 months in federal prison with an additional 24 months for committing robbery while on supervised release on a previous theft conviction. The sentences, which run consecutively, fall just shy of 18 years.
According to case documents, on March 13, 2015, a robber, who was later identified as Boyd, approached a teller at the Coulter St. location of Amarillo National Bank, and instructed her to give him all the money without making any noise.
The teller was told if she handed over the money, she would not get hurt. She believed Boyd to be armed, and complied with his instructions. Boyd then left the bank with the cash.