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Third member of bank robbery trio sentenced to 18 months

Matthew Lane, NET News Service, [email protected] • Dec 3, 2015 at 11:05 AM

GREENEVILLE — The man who helped with the planning of two local bank robberies was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge earlier this week.

Shannon Long received the sentence in U.S. District Court in Greeneville on Monday. Three years of supervised release will follow the prison term. Long was also ordered to pay $24,640 in restitution, along with co-defendants Robin Culp and Cameron Tyler Horne. Long faced up to 10 years in prison and a $125,000 fine.

According to court records, Horne robbed the Capital Bank on South Roan Street in Johnson City on Jan. 20 and the Regions Bank on East Stone Drive in Kingsport on April 15. Prosecutors say Culp drove the getaway car in both robberies, while Long helped with the planning of the crimes.

The trio were arrested in April and subsequently charged in federal court — Culp with two counts of bank robbery; Horne with bank robbery and aiding and abetting bank robbery; Long with aiding and abetting, concealing stolen funds and hindering an apprehension.

More on Long’s sentencing from the Kingsport Times-News.