A man with a history of drug-driven bank robberies was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for his latest heist, a holdup at a Dual Highway bank last November.
Ronald Lee Schroyer, 39, could face more prison time because of probation and parole violations related to the Nov. 7 robbery at Home Federal Savings Bank at 1700 Dual Highway.
"I'm not a violent man, I'm just an addict," Schroyer told Washington County Circuit Judge Donald Beachley. "Robbing the bank was the easiest way to get money."
According to court records, Schroyer entered the bank at 9:50 a.m. and handed a note to one of the tellers.
"You've got 30 seconds to give me $1,200 or I'll start shooting," the note said.
The teller counted out $1,200, Schroyer grabbed the money and the note and left the bank. His photo, shown on a local television station, generated telephone calls that led police to consider Schroyer a suspect.