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Four Defendants Sentenced for Role in ATM Larceny

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Crockett, Texas, man convicted of Bank Larceny. The sentencing took place on August 30, 2023.

Keivon Jones, 26, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay approximately $100,000 in restitution and $100 as a statutorily required special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Jones, along with his co-defendants, were indicted for Bank Larceny and Transportation of Stolen Money by a federal grand jury in September of 2022. Jones pleaded guilty on May 8, 2023.

Three co-defendants were previously sentenced in this case:

  • Kytorrion Young, age 32, was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison;
  • Kendrick Kennedy, age 24, was sentenced to six months in federal prison; and
  • Alton Himes, age 25, was sentenced to 19 months in federal prison.

According to court documents, on December 2, 2021, in the early morning hours, Jones, and his three co-defendants, approached an automated teller machine (ATM) belonging to Dakotaland Federal Credit Union located in Madison, South Dakota. One of the vehicles that Jones and his co-defendants were driving at that time was a stolen Ford F-350 pickup truck. The truck was stolen from a parking lot located on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. 

Jones and his co-defendants used the stolen truck and towing equipment, including straps and J-hooks, to physically break into the ATM and remove three cash boxes. After forcefully removing the boxes, Jones and his co-defendants stole the boxes and fled the area in the stolen pickup truck. They then traveled across state lines with the stolen cash. 

The ATM was destroyed in the process of the larceny and was deemed a total loss, costing over $30,000 to replace. The total amount of cash stolen was $32,300, and it belonged to Dakotaland Federal Credit Union.

Jones’s co-defendants – Kytorrion Young, Alton Himes, and Kendrick Kennedy – knowingly participated with Jones in carrying out bank larceny.

This case was investigated by FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

Jones was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.



Updated September 1, 2023