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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Friday, December 14, 2018

Omaha Man Sentenced to 194 Months for Bank Robbery

James Charles Fentress-Dismuke, 21, was sentenced in federal court Friday, December 14, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska, for bank robbery and brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence.  The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Franklin to 8 years, 11 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After completing his term of imprisonment, Fentress-Dismuke will begin a five-year term of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 in restitution.

On November 22, 2017, Fentress-Dismuke, Corita Burnett, Jonathan Franklin, and Vincent McGee were involved in robbing the Security Home Bank in Malmo, Nebraska.  Franklin was involved in organizing the participants and planning the robbery.  Fentress-Dismuke went into the bank brandishing a firearm and wearing a black ski mask and gloves.  Franklin was traffic stopped a short time after the robbery and officers found a mask and two loaded handguns in the trunk of his car.  Law enforcement recovered all but $100 of the $20,479.00 that was taken in the robbery.

Franklin pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 13 years, 5 months’ imprisonment.  McGee pleaded guilty and is pending sentencing.  Burnett has pleaded not guilty and is pending trial.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Great Plains Robbery Task Force, the Omaha Police Department Robbery Unit, the Saunders County Sheriff’s Department, the Wahoo Police Department, the Yutan Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol.

Violent Crime
Updated December 21, 2018