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INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man will spend more than 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Andreas Calhoun, 35, held up the Castleton branch of the Fifth-Third bank in Jan. 2020. Calhoun, who was armed with a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, held three employees at gunpoint and threatened to kill them while he took over $7,000 from the bank.

After leaving the bank, Calhoun led police on a high-speed chase through Indianapolis. The chase ended when Calhoun crashed his vehicle into a ditch at 46th Street and Andover Road. Inside his vehicle, police found the stolen money, a loaded gun, and a black ski mask worn during the robbery.

“Mr. Calhoun terrorized innocent bank tellers and civilians just trying to go about their daily lives and his actions will have a lifelong impact on those involved,” said FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan. “This sentence should send a clear message that if you rob a bank in this state the FBI and our law enforcement partners will find you, arrest you, and ensure you go to federal prison for a long time.”

“Of particular help in this investigation was the willingness of witnesses to provide rapid, accurate information to 911 operators and first responding officers, leading to an observant, veteran LPD officer spotting and attempting to stop the suspect vehicle,” said Lawrence Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff. “The results of witness cooperation combined with these investigative collaborations speak for themselves, holding those who commit violent crime accountable for their actions.”

Calhoun will serve three years on probation after his release from prison. He was also ordered to pay restitution.