Man receives 10- to 20-year prison sentence for robbing Clarksburg bank


A man who robbed a Clarksburg bank in July was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

Thomas Burgoyne, Jr. admitted to robbing the Clarksburg MVB Bank on July 12, 2017. He was found near the United States Post Office with a GoMart bag containing $1,000, which he took from the bank, shortly after the incident was reported, according to the Clarksburg Police Department.

Burgoyne pleaded guilty to felony bank robbery in March, according to Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Rachel Romano.

Harrison County Circuit Judge Thomas Bedell sentenced Burgoyne to 10 to 20 years in prison for the crime Tuesday. Burgoyne previously spent seven years in federal prison for bank robberies he committed in Oregon in 2007 and 2010, according to court documents.

Bedell, the state and the defense agreed that Burgoyne suffers from some type of mental illness.

Burgoyne requested that he receive a prison sentence instead of home confinement or probation Tuesday. He will receive credit for 286 days served and must pay court costs within one year after his release.

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