Two Bank Robbers Who Led Police on Chase From Hurst to Oak Cliff Sentenced to Prison

Two bank robbers who led police on a chase across Dallas-Fort Worth in January have each been sentenced to more than a decade in prison, federal officials announced Monday. Marcello Shofner, 37, and Cedric Burns, 41, pleaded guilty in April to entering a Texas Trust Credit Union in Hurst and using replica weapons to rob the bank of more than $100,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas. Shofner was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison and Burns was sentenced late last month to 20 years, officials said.After the robbery, the pair and an accomplice led police on a chase in a gray Ford Focus with the car's hood flipped up over the windshield. The group — nicknamed the "Halo Bandits" by the FBI —were arrested in west Oak Cliff.  Continue reading...

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