A Westville woman was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison
after pleading guilty to the aiding and abetting last year of the robbery of
the Demotte State Bank, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District
Jamie Deal, 33, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and two years of
supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Deal was also ordered to make restitution of $5,014.
Deal’s accomplice in the robbery, Troy Lively, 43, also of Westville, was
sentenced earlier this month to 110 months in prison and two years of
supervised released. He was similarly ordered to make restitution.
According to the FBI, at 2:20 p.m. Sept. 6, 2010, a lone male entered the
Demotte State Bank armed with a handgun, approached a teller, and demanded
money from both teller drawers. The man then fled the scene.
Subsequent investigation by the FBI and the Demotte Police Department
identified the man as Lively and his getaway driver as Deal.
Investigators also determined that the two were staying at a Westville
residence belonging to a relative of Lively’s, and agents conducting a
surveillance of the home on Sept. 7 spotted Lively and Deal driving the same
vehicle used in the robbery, the FBI said.
On being spotted, Lively and Deal abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot,
with Deal being apprehended immediately and Lively on Sept. 8, with the
assistance of a K-9 unit from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Police said.