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Texas Man on Supervised Release Sentenced to Federal Prison for Armed Bank Robbery in Irmo

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Deveon Nathaniel Gibbs, 29, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to committing armed bank robbery. He was sentenced to an additional term of 24 months in federal prison for violations of his supervised release.

Evidence presented to the court showed that Gibbs, who was on supervised release for a prior federal bank robbery conviction in Texas, along with a coconspirator, pepper sprayed ATM technicians as they serviced an ATM at First Citizens Bank at 949 Lake Murray Blvd. in Irmo on Aug. 19, 2022. Witnesses provided statements that they believed Gibbs was armed at the time of the robbery. Additional evidence showed that Gibbs and his coconspirator fled to a nearby apartment complex where they entered a vehicle and ultimately drove to Texas. 

Gibbs and his coconspirator stole over $77,000 before fleeing the scene. Law enforcement was able to recover approximately $55,000 along Gibbs’ flight path and clothing that contained Gibbs’ DNA.

Gibbs was detained without bond and pleaded guilty to the single-count indictment. United States District Judge Cameron Currie sentenced Gibbs to 92 months in federal prison to be followed by a five-year term of court-ordered supervision for the Aug. 2022 armed bank robbery. Gibbs was also sentenced to an additional 24 months of imprisonment to run consecutively for his violations of the terms of his supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Gibbs’ criminal history includes prior state convictions for theft and burglary, as well as a prior federal conviction for bank robbery. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Irmo Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elle E. Klein prosecuted the case. 



Veronica Hill, Public Affair Specialist,, (803) 929-3000

Updated December 13, 2023

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