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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 22, 2017

Marrero Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TRAVIS CARTER, age 38, of Marrero, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for bank robbery.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced CARTER to 30 months incarceration, followed by two years of supervised release, restitution in the amount of $4,444.95, and a $100 special assessment.

According to the court documents, on July 22, 2016, CARTER, wearing a disguise of a baseball hat, sunglasses, and with a towel covering his face, robbed the Whitney Bank located in Marrero.  CARTER escaped with over $4,000 dollars in U.S. currency.  Citizens identified CARTER after local news outlets reported the robbery and featured still images of him captured from bank surveillance.  Additionally, the vehicle driven by CARTER during the robbery, was identified by an automatic license plate recognition camera after it was captured fleeing the bank. 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brittany Reed was in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated September 22, 2017