Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Glynn Suspect Has Long Rap Sheet; Accused Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty, Ordered Held without Bail

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Glynn Suspect Has Long Rap Sheet; Accused Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty, Ordered Held without Bail

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Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI

BRUNSWICK - A federal judge ordered a Brunswick man to remain jailed without bail Thursday after investigators testified that he is a convicted felon who has admitted robbing two Glynn County banks in six weeks.

Darry Leon Herrington, 39, of 142 Villa Road, was arraigned by U.S. Magistrate James Graham, who then held a detention hearing that included testimony from the FBI agent who investigated both heists, and a federal probation officer who did a pretrial background check on Herrington.

Herrington, through his attorney, Brandon Clark, pleaded not guilty to two counts each of armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the commission of bank robbery.

Except to reply to procedural questions from the judge, Herrington didn't testify.

He is charged with robbing Atlantic National Bank in downtown Brunswick of $17,460 on April 10. Herrington also is charged with robbing the Bank of America branch on St. Simons Island of $2,350 on May 21.

A man armed with a silver semi-automatic pistol held up both banks, but no injuries were reported nor were any gunshots fired.

Herrington has been jailed without bail since May 23, when he was arrested in Jacksonville by FBI agents and Glynn County police.

On Thursday, FBI Special Agent David Crisafi testified the robber - later identified as Herrington - threatened the Atlantic National Bank teller with the gun as he demanded "$100s, $50s and told her not to hit the alarm or panic button."

"He threatened that he would 'blow her head off,' " Crisafi testified.

Crisafi testified that when arrested, Herrington said he knew that he was wanted in Glynn County and had gone to Jacksonville "to get away from the heat and was thinking about going to California."

"He admitted to robbing both Atlantic National Bank and the Bank of America," Crisafi testified. …

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