A Palestine, Texas man was guilty of attempted robbery, a Caddo Parish jury determined Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
The five-man one-woman jury in District Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr.’s court deliberated less than 30 minutes before returning its guilty-as-charged verdict against 56-year-old Brad Alan Galloway.
On September 22, 2022, Galloway went to the Home Federal Bank on Pines Road wearing a hat, wig, sunglasses, Covid-style mask and gloves. He handed the teller a note saying “This is a robbery” demanding they place $100, $20, and $10 bills in a plastic grocery sack he provided. When a short time passed and the bank employees failed to comply, Galloway left in a black sedan that was later located by the police, despite attempts to disguise the vehicle by changing the license plate and removing a sticker used to obscure the emblem on the vehicle’s trunk. Police found the gloves, mask and hat inside, as well as fibers from the wig. Police found the clothing worn in the robbery attempt inside Galloway’s motel room.
The robbery was captured on video, which was played at trial. The bank employees and responding officers from the Shreveport Police Department testified.
When Galloway returns for sentencing May 4, he faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison with or without hard labor.
Galloway was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Courtney N. Ray and Bryce Kinley. He was defended by Elizabeth Gibson and Carter Lawrence.
The case was docket No. 391581.