Armed Bank Robbery
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces the sentencing in the United States District Court, Macon Division, of Kerivonte Davis, age 26 of Wrightsville, Georgia, and Jimmy Brown, age 25 of Fort Valley, Georgia. Mr. Davis and Mr. Brown entered guilty pleas in October and November, 2012 respectively. Both defendants were sentenced on February 27, 2013 for Armed Bank Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and (d) and 924(c)(1)(A)(i) and (ii). The defendants appeared before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, United States District Court, Macon, Georgia.
Mr. Davis was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment for two counts of Armed Bank Robbery to be followed by a consecutive sentence of imprisonment of 84 months for Brandishing a Firearm During an Armed Bank Robbery, for a total prison sentence of 272 months. Mr. Brown was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment for Armed Bank Robbery to be followed by a consecutive sentence of imprisonment of 84 months for Brandishing a Firearm During an Armed Bank Robbery, for a total prison sentence of 147 months.
A third defendant, Gregory Green, age 27 of Byron, Georgia, was previously sentenced by Judge Royal to a total prison term of 113 months.
On May 28, 2010, while wearing masks and carrying firearms, the three entered the Atlantic Southern Bank in Lizella, Georgia, ordered the employees to the ground and stole more than $13,000.00. On December 16, 2010, defendants Davis and Green, again wearing masks and carrying firearms, entered the Atlantic Southern Bank in Bonaire, Georgia, and stole more than $23,000.00.
United States Attorney Michael Moore said, “It is an act of pure cowardice to hide behind a mask and a gun while terrorizing innocent people. I will not tolerate it, and my office will spare no resource in making sure that this type of crime is met with the full force of the law.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney, Verda M. Colvin and Jennifer Kolman prosecuted the case for the Government. For additional information contact Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, at 478-621-2602.