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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

November 10, 2009

Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney

Contact: Mary Bippus

(317) 229-2403

Anderson Man Sentenced To 32 Years In Armed Pharmacy Robberies

Indianapolis — Curtiss M. Doan II, 37, of Anderson, Indiana, was sentenced yesterday to 32 years in prison by U.S. District Chief Judge David F. Hamilton following his guilty plea to two counts of brandishing a firearm during the commission of a federal crime of violence. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Alexandria, Shelbyville, and Yorktown Police Departments.

Doan pled guilty to brandishing a .357 Smith and Wesson revolver on August 28, 2008, during the commission of a robbery at the Yorktown Pharmacy in Yorktown, Indiana, and to brandishing the same firearm during the commission of a robbery at the MedWorks Pharmacy in Shelbyville, Indiana, on November 18, 2008. During both robberies, Doan demanded and obtained controlled substances from the pharmacies.

The Hobbs Act provides federal criminal jurisdiction for robberies affecting interstate commerce, and, like here, where two different counties were involved, can permit one prosecution of both charges.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney James M. Warden, who prosecuted the case for the government, Chief Judge Hamilton also imposed 5 years supervised release following Doan’s release from prison. Doan was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $14,867.64.