R.I. man sentenced to 'time served plus 7 days' in Narragansett bank robbery

R.I. man sentenced to 'time served plus 7 days' in Narragansett bank robbery



PROVIDENCE — A South Kingstown man has been sentenced to time served plus seven days for robbing a Narragansett bank last November.

The man, William  H. Dority, 56, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr. in Providence. Dority has been in custody since his arrest on Nov. 28. He pleaded guilty to bank robbery in April. He was also given two years of probation.

Federal guidelines recommended imprisonment of 37 to 46 months, but prosectuors and defense attorneys sought minimum sentencing because the money was recovered soon after the robbery. 

According to police, Dority entered the Centerville Bank  and handed the teller a note demanding cash. After receiving $4,615, he fled and an employee sounded an alarm. Narragansett police and a state  Department of Environmental Protection K-9 unit responded. Dority was found a half hour later hiding in a shed near the bank. The money was in the shed, officials said. 

According to court documents, at the time of the offense Dority had been on probation for a conviction of bank robbery by use of force in a 1993 case in Virginia. He was sentenced to 45 years, suspended after 15 years pending completion of 30 years of probation. 

Jason Vallee


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