Four Georgia Men Indicted for Heflin Bank Robbery
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted four Georgia men for the May robbery of an east Alabama bank, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.
A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges DERRICK ANTONIO OWENS, 47, KENYATTA DELAFAYETTE COSBY, 46, and BRICE MERCIVIOUS KIMBRO, 22, all of Atlanta, and TRAVIS OMERE MONTFORD, 30, of Decatur, Georgia, with conspiracy to rob and with robbing Small Town Bank in Heflin on May 2.
“I commend the quick and courageous actions taken by Heflin Police officers in apprehending these suspects in flight from the scene of a bank robbery,” Town said. “Because of their professional response, and great work done by the FBI, these four defendants all face federal felony bank robbery charges where, if convicted, they will face federal time in a federal prison.”
According to the indictment, the four men traveled together to the Heflin bank and robbed it as follows:
Cosby entered the bank, jumped the teller counter and shoved a teller to the floor. Montford and Kimbro stood in front of the teller line to take money from the tellers, while Owens remained at the door “urging his coconspirators to act expeditiously.”
Owens also drove the car that the four men sped away from the bank in after the robbery.
The maximum penalty for the conspiracy charge is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty for bank robbery is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Heflin Police and the FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney William G. Simpson is prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.