David Andrew Jarrell, the Bandaged Bandit, Sentenced to Seven Years Six Months State Prison for Series of Bank Robberies

Posted: January 29, 2018

On July 1, 2016, Jarrell entered Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills wearing bandages covering his eye and had his arm in a sling.  He approached a teller and handed her a note that stated, "Give me all your money.  I have a gun.  I will shoot you."  On July 13, 2016, Jarrell entered a Wells Fargo Bank in Cameron Park wearing a disguise of bandages on his nose, chin, ears, forehead, right hand, and right forearm.  He planned to rob that branch but changed his mind after meeting the teller.  On July 14, 2016, he entered Wells Fargo Bank in Raley's grocery store in El Dorado Hills.  He was wearing bandages on his face with a ball cap covering his head.  He handed the teller a note that said, "Give me all your money.  I have a gun."  Jarrell similarly robbed US Bank inside Safeway in Folsom on July 15, 2016, and the US bank inside Safeway in Rocklin on July 20, 2016. 

On July 25, 2016, Jarrell robbed yet another US Bank in El Dorado Hills.  He entered with a fake chin strapped beard and mustache.  There were two tellers working at the time.  He approached the first teller and asked for a pen.  He wrote a note and held it up for the teller to read.  When the teller took the note, he reached over the counter and forcefully snatched the note back.  After receiving some money from the first teller, Jarrell then went to the second teller, who saw the word "gun" on the note.  After these robberies, Jarrell ran through an entire neighborhood, throwing various items away as he ran, stripped down to his underwear, and waded into knee deep water in a large wetland area.  He only surrendered after a CHP helicopter circled the area and a K-9 officer located him. 

Overall, over $10,100 was taken during this crime spree.  No victims actually observed a gun, nor were any weapons found.  However, a receipt and packaging for a CO2 BB gun were found tucked under the front driver's seat in Jarrell's car.  The receipt was timed and dated just a few hours before the last robbery.  Additionally, two pieces from a possible airsoft gun were also found in the trunk of the car.  The pieces looked like they were from a realistic looking airsoft gun. 

On July 27, 2016, the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office filed seven counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.  On February 23, 2017, Jarrell pled guilty to all eight counts with no agreement from the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office as to his sentence.  Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder handled the case for the People and filed a sentencing brief urging the court to sentence Jarrell to the maximum of eleven years and six months in State Prison.   The El Dorado County Probation Department submitted a report to the court recommending probation.  Mr. Jarrell's attorney also submitted a brief requesting probation.  On January 22, 2018, Judge Gary Hahn presided over the sentencing hearing and pronounced the judgement.

There is an outstanding warrant for the arrest of Jarrell from the State of Nevada.  Jarrell now faces extradition to Nevada to stand trial for an additional bank robbery charge.