Archive for Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Suspect in credit union robbery enters not-guilty plea

Timothy Hayes pleaded not guilty in federal court today.

July 21, 2010


A 21-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges he robbed a Lawrence credit union last week.

A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kan., had indicted Timothy Hays on charges of armed bank robbery and using a firearm during the robbery.

Prosecutors allege Hays took money from a teller July 12 at KU Credit Union, 3400 W. Sixth St., after displaying a loaded gun. The credit union’s accounts are insured by the National Credit Union Administration Board.

Lawrence police had released surveillance photos of the suspect and eventually arrested Hays in the area hours later.

Hays is next due in court Aug. 23 in front of U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia.

If convicted, Hays faces a maximum 25 years in prison on the bank robbery charge and five years to life imprisonment on the charge of using a firearm during the alleged robbery.


LJ Whirled 7 years, 9 months ago

That's out by TAX-Burger, ain't it? Lots of stealin' goin' on out on 6th.

whatadrag 7 years, 9 months ago

Are you in the burger business? Instead of whining about their taxes which I'm sure everyone knows about, you could simply choose not to visit that establishment.

KUJayhawk2009 7 years, 9 months ago

BOOKEM'! Armed Robbery sounds like a life in prision crime to me! GET HIM OFF OUR STREETS!

Amy Heeter 7 years, 9 months ago

If I recall correctly he was homeless. Looks like he will be housed for awhile now. America!

KEITHMILES05 7 years, 9 months ago

There was never an explanation to the fact he more than likely was not African American.

Explanation please.

Deb Engstrom 7 years, 9 months ago

Not that it really matters, but his bio father is indeed african american.

1029 7 years, 9 months ago

Homeless people should never be put in jail. Don't give them a free place to stay! Especially not when their free ride is paid for by hardworking taxpayers.

inatux 7 years, 9 months ago


I get what you're saying, really, I do. But the fact remains that even though your company provides "best discounts" and "free gifts" with great sales on footwear, accessories and apparel, that does not excuse the actions of this man robbing the credit union.

I only wonder if his motivation was actually to get put in prison so that he'd get three squares and a roof over his head. Pleading not guilty to an armed bank robbery in the age of security cameras and Big Brother? Not bloody likely.

Amy Heeter 7 years, 9 months ago

Maybe I have heard of that. I saw a news mshow once that did a segment on a man who had served many years in prison. When he was released he commited another crime very soon after. Basically it came down to him doing it on purpose so he could go back in.

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