SAGINAW, MI — After a spring bank robbery spree in Saginaw, a 61-year-old man will serve time in prison.
Derrick Morris in September pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. He also pleaded as a habitual offender.
Saginaw County Circuit Judge Andre R. Borrello on Wednesday, Nov. 14, sentenced Morris to two terms of eight to 25 years and one term of 46 months to 25 years. All three terms are concurrent.
The judge also ordered Morris to pay $594 in court costs and fines, as well as $1,400 in restitution to one of the financial institutions he robbed and $2,989 in restitution to another.
The prosecution offered Morris no plea deal and no other charges were dismissed.
Morris’ first holdup occurred about 9 a.m. on April 6 at the Chemical Bank at 100 S. Michigan Ave. Three days later, authorities issued a warrant for Morris’ arrest.
Morris committed his second holdup about 11:40 a.m. on April 13 at Saginaw County Employees Credit Union at 1700 Court St. He attempted his third robbery on at 3:40 p.m. on April 16 at Family First Credit Union, 1011 N. Michigan Ave.
Morris obtained money in the first two robberies, but left empty handed in the third.
Late on April 18 or early the next morning, Michigan State Police troopers conducted a routine traffic stop on East Holland near 20th Street in Saginaw. Troopers discovered Morris in the vehicle and arrested him.