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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Omaha Gang Member Sentenced for Attempted Armed Bank Robbery

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on June 15, 2020, Tevonta Reair Tiller, age 23, of Omaha, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge Robert W. Pratt for Attempted Armed Bank Robbery. Tiller was sentenced to 94 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release.

On the morning of January 25, 2019, two individuals, with their faces partially covered, entered the outer doors of the Cobalt Credit Union in Council Bluffs. A man carried a pistol and Tevonta Tiller carried a large bag. After opening the doors of the Credit Union, they could not get inside the lobby because the inner doors of the vestibule were locked. Tiller and his accomplice then left the scene and returned to their stolen vehicle. They drove across the street from the Credit Union, abandoned the vehicle, and disappeared. Law enforcement searched the vehicle and found evidence that identified Tiller, a known member of the Bloods gang in Omaha.

This case was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Papillion Police Department, La Vista Police Department K-9 Unit, and the Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated June 18, 2020