COVINGTON — A judge considered a Lexington man's history of robbing banks Monday when more than doubling his current prison sentence by tacking on 18 years for an Edgewood holdup, authorities said.
U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning sentenced Lyle Isaacs, 54, to 18 years in prison for robbing the PNC Bank on Dixie Highway in Edgewood in July 2009, said a news release from the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District. The sentence is to run consecutively to a 16-year prison sentence Isaacs received recently for robbing a Troy, Ohio, bank. Isaacs would serve 34 years under the order.
Isaacs was ordered to pay $7,380 in restitution to the Edgewood bank, the U.S. attorney's office said. The jury that convicted Isaacs in June learned Isaacs had taken more than $7,000 in the robbery.
Court records show Isaacs committed six bank robberies between 1980 and 1989, none in Kentucky or Ohio, the U.S. attorney's office said. Isaacs was released from prison in 2004.
During the sentencing, the prosecutor presented information that Isaacs also committed seven other bank robberies for which he was not charged since 2004. The judge considered those robberies before issuing the sentence, the release said. Those banks were:
Chase Bank, 9600 Linn Station Road, Louisville on Sept. 25, 2008
Huntington Bank, 734 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati on Oct. 17, 2008
Chase Bank, 8632 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati on Dec. 5, 2008
Chase Bank, 9600 Linn Station Road, Louisville on Feb. 13, 2009
Chase Bank, 806 West National Road, Vandalia, Ohio, on May 13, 2009
Chase Bank, 1 Main Street, Monroe, Ohio, on Feb. 23, 2010
Huntington Bank, Anderson Township, Ohio, on May 14, 2010.