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Two Rock Island Men Scheduled for Sentencing in June 2008 Armed Robbery of Credit Union ATM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2009

Rock Island, Ill. – The second defendant charged in the June 2008 armed robbery of an ATM at the Milan branch of the DHCU Community Credit Union pled guilty yesterday and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 19, 2009. Evander Allen Jordan, Jr., 24, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of 14 ½ Street, in Rock Island, pled guilty on March 9, 2009, to one count each of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a robbery.

Co-defendant Christopher Scott Myles, 24, pled guilty on January 28, 2009, and is scheduled for sentencing on May 11, 2009. Myles, whose last known address was in the 1400 block of 18th Avenue, in Rock Island, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery and armed bank robbery.

According to the factual basis presented by the government at Jordan’s plea hearing, Myles shared information with Jordan about the ATM servicing practices used at the DHCU Community Credit Union, 371 West Third Street, in Milan, Illinois. On June 23, 2008, Jordan and Myles drove together from Rock Island to Milan and parked their vehicle at an apartment complex that was located next to the credit union. Myles waited by the vehicle and Jordan approached the ATM on foot. When Jordan saw a credit union employee open the ATM door, he brandished a handgun and forced the employee back into the building. Inside the building, Jordan pointed the handgun at the employee and demanded all the money. As Jordan left the building, he encountered another credit union employee, pointed the gun at the employee and told her to back up. Jordan then ran to the apartment complex, got into the vehicle and Myles and Jordan drove away from the scene. Approximately $112,000 in United States currency was taken from the DHCU Community Credit Union and none of the money has been recovered.

At sentencing, Jordan faces a minimum sentence of seven years in prison up to a maximum of life in prison. Myles faces a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Both men remain detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Milan Police Department and the Illinois State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. McCoy is prosecuting the case.

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