Danny P. Chaffin

Danny P. Chaffin, 37, of Ashland was arrested by the Ashland Police Department over the weekend on a charge of first degree robbery. Chaffin is a suspect in the Bluegrass Community  Federal Credit Union robbery that occurred on Friday according to police. Police said that Chaffin was arrested and convicted for the robbery of Community Trust Bank on April 11, 2011. Photo from Boyd County Detention Center's website. 

ASHLAND The man arrested in April in the robbery of a local credit union has been indicted in federal court.

The indictment charges Danny P. Chaffin Jr., 37, with robbing the Bluegrass Community Federal Credit Union on April 5, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.

Chaffin stole $12,506 from the credit union, according to court documents.

Police arrested Chaffin after a man walked into the credit union, acted like he had a weapon and demanded money, according to news reports in April. The man fled but was identified on video.

Police and deputies recovered some of the stolen cash when they arrested Chaffin.

Chaffin’s record includes robbery of the Community Trust Bank in South Ashland in April, 2011.

In that robbery, he told a teller he had a bomb and stole $4,550, according to court records. Police recovered $3,326 of that when they arrested him.

He got a 3.5 year sentence for the robbery and his sentence included three years of probation and an order to pay restitution.

Chaffin could get up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines if he is convicted of the Bluegrass robbery.

He remains in the Boyd County Detention Center on $200,000 bond, according to jail records.

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