RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the suspect in a deadly Reno bank robbery has a lengthy criminal record with 62 arrests dating back to 1967 and five felony convictions.
U.S. Magistrate Valerie Cooke ordered that 66-year-old Van McDuffie be detained without bail after hearing about his criminal history during an initial court appearance Thursday.
Eighty-year-old bank customer Bob Sperry was fatally shot after he told the suspect to "get out of here" during the holdup Wednesday morning at a Bank of America branch in Reno.
The U.S. Attorney's Office didn't release specific information about McDuffie's arrests.
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