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UPDATE: Palmdale man sentenced to prison for Newhall bank robbery

Posted: April 18, 2014 2:32 p.m.
Updated: April 18, 2014 6:21 p.m.

A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.

Demarie Rashad Mackey, who was found guilty of three counts of second-degree robbery in October, received a sentence Monday of 70 years to life in state prison, according to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The sentencing closes the book on a case that first began on May 25, when a lone male armed with a small handgun, his face covered by a stocking, stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Bank of America branch on Valley Street near Lyons Avenue.

The suspect, identified as Mackey, fled the scene, but deputies caught up to him around 15 minutes later while he drove a red Toyota Camry on the northbound Highway 14 north of Sand Canyon Road.

Mackey was then arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies.

Defendants in another Santa Clarita Valley bank robbery case were also sentenced earlier this month. Terion Lamarr Collins, 27, was sentenced to 45 years, eight months in prison and Lavelle Mosley, 24, was sentenced to 33 years in prison for their roles in robbing a Canyon Country branch of Bank of America on Sept. 12, 2012.

Both Collins and Mosley were convicted of five counts each of second-degree robbery on Jan. 31.
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