A U.S. Army reservist in San Antonio was sentenced Monday morning for stealing government property. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Darryle Robert Bankhead, 57, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra, prosecutors announced.

Bankhead was also ordered to pay $117,779.45 restitution for stealing government equipment.

On Dec. 11 Bankhead pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal government property.

By pleading guilty, Bankhead admitted that from March 2017 to May 2018, he stole expended brass shell casings from an Air Force Reserve Unit at Camp Bullis.

He claimed to the Air Force Reserve Unit that he would recycle the brass at another military facility, but in reality, he and his co-defendant resold the brass on 16 different occasions to a local recycler and pocketed the money.

For her role in the conspiracy, Lt. Dominique Nicole Edmonds, 26, of San Antonio, was sentenced on Feb. 4 to five years probation and ordered to pay jointly and severally with Bankhead the restitution ordered in this case.

The case was prosecuted by the office of U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Jenkins; and investigated by FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division in conjunction with the San Antonio Fraud Resident Agency of the Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Major Procurement Fraud Unit.

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