February 09, 2010
Bradford R. Fenocchio
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: February 9, 2010
Public Information Officer
Assistant District Attorney
SACRAMENTO MAN RECEIVES FOUR YEARS IN PRISON
AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO ROSEVILLE BANK ROBBERY
A 52-year-old Sacramento man has been sent to state prison for four years after admitting his guilt to robbing a bank in Roseville.
Prosecutor Rick Opich of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office said Steven Kenneth Holmes entered First Bank on Douglas Boulevard on December 2, handed the teller a note demanding cash and then fled in a taxi cab that he leased as a driver.
Roseville police and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies tracked Holmes to a motel on Auburn Boulevard in Sacramento. Holmes barricaded himself in a room for about three hours before a SWAT team fired tear gas into the room, forcing him to surrender. He was not found with a weapon.
In an appearance January 26 before Placer County Superior Court Judge J. Richard Couzens, Holmes entered a guilty plea to second-degree robbery and was given the prison term. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in fines and restitution.