Harford County Brothers Sentenced in Bank Robbery

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BY KIRSTEN DIZE, kdize@theaegis.com

3:42 PM EDT, September 27, 2011

Two Harford County brothers were found guilty last Wednesday of robbing NBRS Financial Bank.

One of them, David Junior Olen Shaffer, 60, is facing a life sentence for violating his parole and “he’s not going to be paroled probably ever,” State’s Attorney Joe Cassilly said Tuesday.

Shaffer, of the first block of Woodside Drive in Churchville, was found guilty in July of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and theft between $1,000 and $10,000 for robbing NBRS bank in Street in April 2010. He was sentenced last Wednesday to serve 15 years in prison before a Harford County judge suspended all but eight years. He was credited with 524 days served awaiting trial and sentencing.

His brother, John McKinley Shaffer, 55, of the 700 block of Mahan Road in Aberdeen, was found guilty of the same charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but four years suspended. He was credited with 60 days time served.

Employees said a masked man, later identified as David Junior Shaffer, walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. He then left with between $1,000 and $10,000 in cash and got into a yellow truck driven by another person, later identified as his brother, John McKinley Shaffer.

David Shaffer was on parole for rape at the time of the robbery and being found guilty of the robbery, appeared for a parole violation hearing, at which he was found guilty and received a life sentence, Cassilly said.

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