Lafayette Man Pleads Guilty To Bomb Threat – Attempted Bank Robbery
31 year old Devin Haywood of Lafayette pleaded guilty today to one count of phoning a bomb threat in and one count of attempted bank robbery. According to the indictment Haywood used his cell phone to call in a bomb threat at 5:30am July 16, 2014 to a local TV station. In the threat he warned a bomb was planted in Girard Park and another on the UL campus. While police were investigating the threat Haywood approached two employees of a bank on Moss Street and attempted to enter and rob the bank. The employees ran for their cars and left the parking lot.
Haywood faces 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for the bomb threat charge. He also faces 20 years in prison and five years supervised release for the attempted bank robbery charge. Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000. A sentencing date has not been set.