AUSTIN (KXAN) – A New Orleans man was sentenced Tuesday for an attempted bank robbery and successful bank robbery he committed in May of 2014.
Derrick Terrill Nix received two six-year sentences that will run concurrently after pleading guilty on February 20, 2015.
On May 12, 2014 Nix attempted to rob a Capital One Bank at 9602 N. Lamar Blvd. Nix pulled a handgun from a backpack and demanded money. When Nix realized the teller was behind bullet proof glass, Nix fled by vehicle. On that same day, Nix committed the second robbery at a Chase Bank located at 4601 N. Lamar Blvd. Nix ordered everyone in the bank to get on the floor and demanded money while holding guns in each of his hands. Nix fled with $5,262 in stolen money.
In addition to the prison terms, U. S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ordered that Nix pay $5,262 restitution and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.