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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Deltoine Scott Pleads Guilty to Felony Murder Related to May 2017 Loomis Armored Car Robbery, a Separate Robbery of a Brinks Armored Car in October 2015, and Lying to Federal Agents During 2017 Investigation

NEW ORLEANS –U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that DELTOINE SCOTT, age 25, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to charges of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, armed bank robbery, use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, murder, and making false statements to federal law enforcement officers.

According to paperwork filed with the Court, SCOTT admitted to conspiring with JEROME KIEFFER and ARMSTEAD KIEFFER, who are father and son, to commit two armored car robberies, a 2015 robbery at the Chase Bank on N. Board and a 2017 attempted robbery at the Campus Federal Credit Union on Tulane.  SCOTT admitted that he and JEROME KIEFFER spent several days planning the 2015 robbery and their getaway.  The two men waited behind a hole they had cut in a wooden fence and jumped out with guns when they saw the guard move away from the armored car.  The two then fled back through the hole and down an alley to where they had previously parked a getaway vehicle.  SCOTT admitted that he and JEROME KIEFFER got the guns they used in the robbery from ARMSTEAD KIEFFER and that they returned to ARMSTEAD KIEFFER’s house immediately after the robbery to count the proceeds. 

SCOTT also admitted his participation in the 2017 attempted robbery that resulted in the death of Loomis guard James McBride.  SCOTT admitted that JEROME KIEFFER had rented an apartment that overlooked the scene of the attempted robbery and had approached SCOTT about committing another robbery after having seen an armored car servicing the ATMs that his apartment overlooked. SCOTT acknowledged that he and JEROME KIEFFER borrowed a distinctive black, white, and black truck from SCOTT’s grandfather on the day of the attempted robbery.  He also admitted meeting with JEROME KIEFFER and ARMSTEAD KIEFFER to plan the robbery and that ARMSTEAD KIEFFER was the lookout.  SCOTT acknowledged that he and Jerome KIEFFER ran down on the armored car while armed with handguns after ARMSTEAD KIEFFER, who was on the phone with JEROME KIEFFER, told them it was time to begin the robbery.  Finally, SCOTT admitted that during an interview about a week after the robbery he lied to federal agents about having lost his phone and about his whereabouts on the day of the robbery.   

For his role in the 2017 attempted robbery, SCOTT faces a penalty of any term of years up to life in prison.  On the charges related to the 2015 robbery, SCOTT faces up to twenty-five years in prison, plus a mandatory consecutive sentence of at least seven years up to life.  The conspiracy charge carries a maximum penalty of five years.  SCOTT faces up to five years in prison on each of the false statement counts.  Sentencing is set before United States District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle on January 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorneys David Haller and Michael McMahon are in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated October 9, 2018