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Man charged in 2011 Raleigh bank robbery to serve 13 years

Posted September 19, 2012

— A former Henderson man who robbed a bank near North Carolina State University's campus in May of 2011 was sentenced Wednesday to more than 13 years in prison. 

Rodney Williams Talley, 32, will serve 164 months followed by five years of probation, according to Thomas G. Walker, an attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. 

On May 11, 2011, Talley robbed the Wachovia branch at 2600 Hillsborough St. of more than $40,000. Following the robbery, Raleigh police chased Talley in a blue minivan on Oberlin Road, Glenwood Avenue, Interstate 440, Wake Forest Road and Capital Boulevard.

Police used "stopsticks" on Capital Boulevard to end the pursuit, and the devices punctured the minivan's tires as the vehicle exited onto Wade Avenue.Talley lost control of the minivan near the intersection of Scales Street, where it crashed into a utility pole guy-wire, police said.

Talley tried to flee on foot but was arrested near Capital Boulevard, police said.

Talley pleaded guilty in 2000 to robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a 1998 Vance County robbery and served about nine months in prison, authorities said.


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  • DivaD Sep 20, 2012

    You do the crime, you do the time!

  • working for deadbeats Sep 20, 2012

    "Free healthcare and cable for 13 years. Not shabby." raleigh boys

    Hmm. Something tells me he was already getting stuff like that.

  • Bartmeister Sep 19, 2012

    See ya

  • JDAmbrosio Sep 19, 2012

    Two time major offender...lock him up and toss the key off the nearest bridge.

  • NCHighlander Sep 19, 2012

    Interesting expression on his face in the mug shot.

  • Raleigh Boys Sep 19, 2012

    Free healthcare and cable for 13 years. Not shabby.

  • CuriousT Sep 19, 2012

    Looks like he's getting his retirement plan all set up.

  • Fireflies Rock Sep 19, 2012

    glad to hear it. Why don't these people (e.g. bank robbers) just get a job? Seems like bank robbers usually get caught.

  • Scubagirl Sep 19, 2012

    he just doesn't learn. In 11 years he'll be out then maybe 3rd time will be the charm. Glad no one was hurt in any of his escapades.