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Bank robbery and 45-minute crime spree gets Texas man significant federal prison time

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 43-year-old Corpus Christi man has been ordered to federal prison for robbing American Bank in Corpus Christi and brandishing a firearm during the robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Anthony Dwayne Carrington pleaded guilty Jan. 4.

Today, U.S. District Judge David S. Morales handed Carrington a 51-month term of imprisonment for the robbery. He also received 84 months for the firearms charge which must be served consecutively to the other sentence imposed. The total 135-month prison term will be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. In handing down the sentence, the court noted the extremely serious and dangerous series of events that led up to apprehension.

On Aug. 8, 2022, Carrington entered the American Bank – Corpus Christi South branch on South Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi. He approached the teller station while holding a silver pistol in his hand, pointed it directly at a bank employee and demanded he give Carrington all the money from the drawer. Carrington further warned the employee not to press the alarm or make a scene. Fearing for his life, the teller complied with Carrington’s demands.

Further investigation revealed two shootings that occurred a short distance from the bank within 45 minutes of the robbery - an attempted murder in a private residence and a homicide at P.F. Chang’s restaurant.

Authorities apprehended him after conducting a traffic stop later the same day. Carrington discarded the firearm used during the robbery and both shootings. The firearm was recovered by authorities in an empty grass lot.  

Carrington will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The FBI conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marck prosecuted the case.

Updated March 29, 2023

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses