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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Montgomery Man Sentenced for Committing a String of Bank Robberies in Central Alabama

           Montgomery, Alabama – On Friday, December 3, 2021, Jamie Josuhnta Ryans, 27, from Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison, announced Acting United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart.

            In September of this year, Ryans pleaded guilty to robbing banks in four different counties in central Alabama, including: BB&T Bank in Montgomery, Alabama, robbed on October 17, 2019; BanccorpSouth Bank in Hayneville, Alabama, robbed on October 25, 2019; Community Neighbor Bank in Greenville, Alabama, robbed on November 6, 2019; and First National Bank of Dozier in Dozier, Alabama, robbed on December 11, 2019.

           During each of the robberies, Ryans entered the bank and gave the teller a note demanding money but did not produce a firearm or show that he had one. However, during the December 11throbbery, Ryans did imply to the teller that he had a gun in his pocket. While investigating the robberies, law enforcement learned that during the First National Bank robbery in Dozier, Ryans was assisted by Kendrick Deantay Flynn, a 31-year-old also from Montgomery, who served as Ryan’s getaway driver. Flynn was previously sentenced to 38 months  for his role in that robbery.

            Ryans’ prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. The judge also ordered that Ryans pay $7,853.70 in restitution to the banks.

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Montgomery Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Hayneville Police Department, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenville Police Department, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, and the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Assistant United States Attorney Russell Duraski prosecuted the case.

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Violent Crime
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Updated December 7, 2021