New Orleans Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that RONALD VANTRESS, JR., age 53, of New Orleans, was sentenced on Thursday, December 13, 2018, after pleading guilty to a three-count indictment charging bank robbery, interstate transportation of stolen property, and interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle.
Chief United States District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown sentenced VANTRESS to 77 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $300 special assessment fee.
According to the indictment, on March 21, 2018, VANTRESS robbed the Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, located at 201 North Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana. After the robbery, VANTRESS also transported a stolen 2009 Toyota Camry, a stolen license plate, and other stolen property from New Orleans to Texas.
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 Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.