Man Sentenced on Robbery and Terrorist Threat Charges
District Attorney Jan Scully announced that the Honorable Richard Sueyoshi sentenced Daniel Hegwood to 22 years and 4 months in state prison.
On November 26, 2013, Hegwood pled no contest to felony charges of robbery and terrorist threats.
On February 4, 2012, Hegwood entered a downtown Wells Fargo Bank, approached a teller and an assistant manager, and demanded money from two tills. He claimed that he had a bomb and that innocent people would be hurt unless they gave him the money. After they handed over the money, Hegwood exited the bank and left a bag inside. He was caught several minutes later by Sacramento police officers.
After the building was evacuated, the bomb squad determined that Hegwood did not possess an actual bomb.
Hegwood has a criminal history dating back to 2001, including six prior felony convictions of possession of a controlled substance, assault, first degree residential burglary, first degree robbery, and reckless evasion of law enforcement. He has been sent to prison on two prior occasions.