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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Virginia Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Six Armed Bank Robberies

RICHMOND, Va. – Carlos McClammy, 20, of Virginia Beach, Va., pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to obstruct, delay and affect commerce by robbery; aiding and abetting bank robbery; brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. 

            Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Bruce Jones, Northampton County Commonwealth Attorney; William W. Davenport, Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney; Lyndia P. Ramsey, Sussex County Commonwealth Attorney; and Harvey L. Bryant, City of Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson.   

            McClammy was charged on January 16, 2014, in a Criminal Information with conspiracy to obstruct, delay and affect commerce by robbery; aiding and abetting bank robbery; brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  He faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment when he is sentenced on April 29, 2014. 

            In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, McClammy admitted to participating in six armed bank robberies in Virginia.  These include the March 13, 2012 robbery of the SunTrust Bank, located in Nassawadox, Virginia; the March 27, 2012 robbery of the Bank of Southside Virginia, located in Jarratt, Virginia; the April 3, 2012 robbery of the Central Virginia Bank, located in Midlothian, Virginia; the April 19, 2012 robbery of the BB&T Bank, located in Wakefield, Virginia; the April 23, 2012 robbery of the Bank of Southside Virginia, located in Stony Creek, Virginia; and the July 10, 2012 robbery of the Chartway Federal Credit Union, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  During the July 20, 2012 robbery of the Chartway Federal Credit Union in Virginia Beach, McClammy discharged his firearm while fleeing the scene of the bank. 

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Northampton Sheriff’s Office, the Chesterfield County Police Department, the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Virginia Beach Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Siebert is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 18, 2015