Accused bank robber pleads not guilty Friday

Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:32 - Written by KENNETH DEAN kdean@tylerpaper.com

The man accused of robbing two employees of the Capital One Bank on Copeland Road and Loop 323 earlier this month entered a not guilty before U.S. Magistrate John Love on Friday afternoon after an indictment spelled out that he took more than $98,000 in the crime.

An emotional Daniel River Burson, 37, dressed in a red-and-white striped Gregg County Jail uniform and shackles, told Love he wanted to enter a not guilty plea after assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton read the indictment in court. 

Tyler Police Public Information Officer Don Martin said Burson robbed the two employees on Aug. 11, as they collected the weekend deposits from the overnight deposit boxes. 

Martin said in earlier stories that Burson, a security consultant for Capital One Bank corporate, was dressed in a suit with hosiery covering his face, and drove away in a Mercedes.

Burson, represented by Tyler attorney Carlo D’Angelo, was taken into custody earlier this week and remains jailed on no bond. 

Love set the trial in the case for Oct. 6 in U.S. Eastern District Judge Michael Schneider’s court at 9 a.m.