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Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist
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A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

Mitchell Logan Reeves, 24, pleaded guilty last March 29 of robbing the branch of the Habersham Federal Credit Union of $1,729 on July 30, 2015. His charges included use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.

He was sentenced to serve eight years and eight months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

“Reeves pointed a fully loaded firearm at the face of a credit union teller and demanded all the money that was in her teller drawer,” U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a news release. “Outstanding deputies from the Banks County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation quickly apprehended Reeves and recovered the money that he stole. We hope this sentence restores the sense of safety to the bank employees and members of the community”

Reeves was arrested shortly after the robbery by Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies in a nearby wooded area.