Man charged in 2011 Raleigh bank robbery to serve 13 years
Posted September 19, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.