Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 21, 2016
Bank Robbers Sent toFederal Prison
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Pearsall woman and a Lubbock man have both been ordered to prison following their convictions of one count of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson today. Manuel Salas, 47, pleaded guilty Dec. 14, 2015, while Joyce Jenkins, 49, entered her plea in November 2015.
Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John Rainey ordered Salas serve 90 months in federal prison. Jenkins was sentenced to a 45-month term of imprisonment last month. Both were further ordered to pay restitution and will serve three years of supervised release following their prison sentences.
On March 24, 2015, law enforcement officers responded to a bank robbery at the American Bank in the 4100 block of S. Alameda in Corpus Christi. After entering the bank, Salas displayed a black handgun and demanded money from the teller. After receiving the money, Salas left the bank in a vehicle driven away by Jenkins. During the investigation, agents were able to identify several area bank robberies involving both defendants.
In federal custody since their arrests, Salas and Jenkins will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future.
The charges stem from an investigation by the FBI and the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt prosecuted the case.
Updated March 21, 2016