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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Father and Son Charged For Armed Robberies Of Two Henderson Credit Unions

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A father and son were indicted today in connection with the armed robberies committed at two Henderson credit unions, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

 

“The alleged armed robberies placed bank employees and customers at severe risk of imminent harm,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure justice is brought to individuals who choose to steal from financial institutions in Nevada.”

 

Jeffrey Alan James, 51, and Jessy Stewart James, 22, both of Las Vegas, are each charged with one-count of Hobbs Act Robbery and one-count of bank robbery. Trial has been scheduled for May 9, 2017.

 

According to court documents, on Jan. 24, 2017, Jeffrey and Jessy James stole approximately $4,000 from a Silver State Schools Credit Union. Jeffrey James pointed a replica firearm at a bank teller’s head and demanded money. Jessy James placed a suitcase on the counter, and informed the teller that if she cooperated, she would not be shot.

 

It is further alleged that on Feb. 16, 2017, Jessy James stole approximately $4,207 from the America First Credit Union. He approached a bank teller with two large envelopes. One envelope had a demand note to the effect of “This is a robbery, not a joke” and the other envelope held a replica firearm with the barrel pointing at the bank teller through a hole in the paper. Jeffrey James waited outside of the credit union and acted as a getaway driver once Jessy James had completed the robbery.

 

The case is being investigated by the Henderson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Burns.

 

An indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Updated March 1, 2017