Marianna woman sentenced in bank robbery

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A Marianna woman was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, W.Va., for her role in a robbery of a bank in Weirton, W.Va., more than two years ago.


Jessica Crawford, 32, was sentenced by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey to 4 years, 3 months in jail followed by five years of supervised release for robbing the United Bank. She also was ordered to pay $31,846 in restitution. Crawford pleaded guilty to bank robbery in December.


Crawford and her former boyfriend, Rudolph Todd Haladyna, formerly of Clarksville, were initially charged with six robberies, including two at the Charleroi Federal Savings Bank in Bentleyville in September 2010 and two at the PNC branch in Redstone Township, Fayette County.


Crawford was identified as the getaway driver in the robberies.


Haladyna pleaded guilty last August to the Nov. 23, 2010, robbery of the Huntington Bank in Morgantown, W.Va. As part of his plea, it was agreed he would not be prosecuted for the other robberies. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


This was not Haladyna’s first conviction on bank robbery charges, according to court records. He was sentenced in 2002 for robbing a bank in Dry Tavern and in 2004 for robbing a bank in Marianna. He was released from federal prison on April 15, 2010, less than six months before robbing the other banks.


Crawford was remanded to the custody of U.S. marshals pending designation to a federal institution. She had been free on bond pending sentencing.


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