UPDATE: UL Lafayette bomb threat suspect also attempted bank robbery same day

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:38am

UPDATE: The Lafayette man suspected in last week’s bomb threat near ULL’s campus has also been charged for an attempted bank robbery that he allegedly tried committing on the same day.

Devin Haywood, 30, of Lafayette, was formally charged with one count of using a facility in interstate commerce to willfully make a threat or maliciously convey false information and one count of attempted bank robbery, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley.

If convicted, Haywood faces 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for the bomb threat charge, and 20 years in prison with five years of supervised release for the attempted bank robbery charge. Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000.

ORIGINAL: Multiple police agencies announced they've arrested Devin Haywood, 30, in connection with a bomb threat that caused the evacuation of UL Lafayette last week. 

Read our original story about the evacuation here. 

Lafayette, LA Police officials say Haywood is currently in the St. Martin Parish jail on federal charges, and he will be transferred to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center at a later time. Lafayette Police have also charged Haywood in connection with a bank robbery of the MidSouth Bank on Moss Street which happened just hours after he allegedly called in the suspicious device on the UL Lafayette campus. 

Police aren't releasing many details, citing their ongoing investigation. They did say Haywood is a New Orleans, LA, native who was most recently living in Lafayette, LA. Police say additional arrests are possible as they continue their investigation. 

We will continue to track this story, and we will bring you additional information as police release it to us. 


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