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Lafayette man indicted by grand jury for bomb threat, bank robbery

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A federal grand jury indicted a Lafayette man for making a bomb threat and attempting to rob a bank, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said on Wednesday. 

Devin Haywood, 30, was charged with one count of using a facility in interstate commerce to willfully make a threat or maliciously convey false information and one count of attempted bank robbery. 

According to the indictment, Haywood used a cell phone to make a bomb threat on July 16, 2014, in Lafayette and also attempted to rob a bank on Moss Street in Lafayette the same day.

If convicted, Haywood faces 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for the bomb threat charge. He also faces 20 years in prison and five years of supervised release for the attempted bank robbery charge. Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000.

The FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals Service, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Luke Walker is prosecuting the case. 

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