KNIFE-WIELDING BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 55 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
DALLAS — Derrotis Kerioth Holmes, 35, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to 55 months in federal prison for robbing a credit union, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to documents filed in the case, on May 5, 2011, Holmes entered the Texas Trust Credit Union at 2501East Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, Texas. Carrying a plastic grocery bag and a large knife, Holmes first approached the credit union’s greeter then continued to a teller station where he threatened the teller with the knife and demanded that she give him all her money, indicating that he would “come over the counter” if she did not comply. During his confrontation with the teller, Holmes changed to an overhand grip on the knife and continued to threaten the teller with it. The teller gave Holmes cash and he left the credit union. He was later arrested as a result of an anonymous tip received by Safe City Commission’s Crime Stoppers program.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Arlington Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Gulde was in charge of the prosecution.
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