Clarksville man gets 20 years for bank robbery

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A Clarksville man whom prosecutors called a serial bank robber was sentenced last month in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, W.Va., to 20 years in prison.


Rudolph Todd Haladyna, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley after pleading guilty to the armed robbery of a Huntington Bank branch in Morgantown, W.Va., on Nov. 23, 2010.


In the indictment on the Morgantown robbery, Haladyna also was accused of robbing other banks in Pennsylvania and of planning a credit union robbery in Elm Grove, W.Va., in 2010.


Other bank robberies he was involved in included the Sept. 13 and Sept. 30, 2010, robberies of Charleroi Federal Savings Bank in Bentleyville.


At the time of the indictment, Haladyna also had been charged with the Oct. 29, 2010, robbery of PNC Bank in Redstone Township, Fayette County.


As part of the plea, it was agreed Haladyna would not be prosecuted for the other bank robberies.


Following his sentencing, Haladyna was remanded to the custody of the U.S. marshals pending designation to a federal correctional institution.


“Thanks to the outstanding work of the FBI and the state police, a violent criminal will now serve the next two decades behind bars,” U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II said in a news release regarding the sentencing.


Haladyna has two previous convictions for bank robbery, according to court records.


He pleaded guilty to robbing the former Promistar Bank in Dry Tavern Jan. 26, 2002, and Northwest Savings Bank in Marianna July 9, 2002.


In both robberies, Haladyna had handed the teller a note, claiming to be armed.


He was sentenced in December 2002 to 18 to 36 months in prison for the Promistar Bank robbery. In February 2004, he received a concurrent sentence of 4 1/2 to nine years for the Marianna bank robbery. Haladyna was released from prison April 15, 2010.


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