Convicted bank robber busted 30 days after release to go back to court for same charges

Photo provided by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:12pm

A Baton Rouge man with past convictions for bank robbery will face a judge yet again for the same charge, the United States Attorney’s Office announced today.

Scott E. Coats, 44, was indicted on Wednesday, Sept. 25 for robbing the First NBC Bank in Denham Springs. The incident happened on August, 16, 2013, which was 30 days after Coats was released from federal custody.

Coats was first convicted in 2005 for robbing a Hancock Bank in Baton Rouge and an AmSouth Bank in Denham Springs. He was sentenced to spend 84 months in prison and then spend 3 years on supervised release.

In 2011, during the time when he was on release, Coats violated the terms of his supervision and was ordered back to jail for another 24 months.

Less than one month after being released from prison, Coats was booked into the Livingston Parish Correctional Center for robbing the Denham Springs bank of $1,500. He is still being held there on a bond of $20,000.

Coats will now go to trial for charge, but a date has not been set.


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