A Nashua man was sentenced to four to eight years in state prison Thursday for robbing a bank in Londonderry in December and threatening to kill two police officers while he was in custody.
Jason Enwright, 39, admitted to carrying out the Dec. 4 robbery at Citizens Bank by handing a teller a note warning her to stay calm — that she wouldn't be hurt so long as she handed over the money.
Once Enwright was given $1,428 in cash, "he said 'Thank you and have a great day,'" Assistant County Attorney Bradley Bolton said Thursday in Rockingham County Superior Court.
The bank robbery was reported at 4:15 p.m. Police located Enwright about 45 minutes later at Café Teresa where he was drinking, and asking customers for a ride home, claiming that he had hit a deer with his vehicle while driving in Hudson.
Police were called to the café about Enwright's interactions with customers. Police discovered Enwright was wanted for an electronic bench warrant and took him into custody, Bolton said.
Enwright, who had hundreds of dollars in cash in his pockets, was charged with the robbery a short time later. His truck was found parked behind the café near a dumpster.
Inside the truck, police found tan overalls and a Budweiser hat, clothing that matched the robber's description, according to Bolton.
Police took Enwright to Parkland Medical Center about 7:40 p.m. to seek medical attention, and to have his blood drawn so he could be tested for blood or alcohol in his system.
Enwright became combative and hostile toward the medical staff and police officers who had him in custody. He told one of the officers, who had to restrain him, "I'm going to kill you," and then spit in the officer's face, according to Bolton.
Enwright pleaded guilty to a single count of robbery, simple assault and two counts of criminal threatening as part of a negotiated plea agreement with county prosecutors. He received a suspended one- to two-year prison term for simple assault for spitting on the officer's face.