Old Town man gets 10-year sentence for robbing Corinth, Orono banks

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
Troy M. Gay
Penobscot County Sheriff's Office
Troy M. Gay

BANGOR, Maine — An Old Town man who served prison time for bank robberies in 2009 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison in connection with holdups at banks in Corinth and Orono earlier this year in which nearly $18,000 was stolen.

Troy M. Gay, 26, pleaded guilty on Aug. 5 to robbing Camden National Bank in Corinth on March 20 and Bangor Savings Bank in Orono on April 25. He also pleaded guilty at that time to unrelated charges of operating under the influence of intoxicants in Bangor on April 3 and violation of a condition of release on May 4.

Penobscot County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said Thursday that Gay was sentenced to eight years on one of the robbery charges and to eight years with all but two years suspended on the second robbery charge to be followed by three years of probation.

Gay also was ordered to pay approximately $17,000 in restitution and to forfeit the Saab he bought with the stolen money, Almy said. The car will be sold and the proceeds will be applied toward restitution. Gay also will be subject to drug- and alcohol-related conditions after his release from prison, Almy said.

When Gay’s arrest was announced in June, he was considered a possible suspect in robberies of Key Bank in Ellsworth on Feb. 3 and Maine Savings Federal Credit Union in Bangor on April 3. Both Almy and defense attorney David Bate of Bangor said after Gay entered his pleas that he would not be facing other charges.

Gay was 21 and living in Greenbush in 2009 when he was charged with robbing Bangor Savings Bank in Howland in April 2009 and the Bank of America branch on Union Street in Bangor in May 2009.

He was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury for both robberies shortly afterward and for having 30 pounds of marijuana mailed to himself at the Old Town post office.

Gay was sentenced in October 2009 to eight years in prison with all but 3½ years suspended, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

He faced up to 10 years in prison on each of the 2014 bank robbery charges.

BDN writer Judy Harrison contributed to this report.

 

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