Texas man convicted of armed bank robbery during violent crime spree that left one dead
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 43-year-old Corpus Christi man is facing life in prison after robbing a bank during a 45-minute crime spree that left one person dead and another seriously injured, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.
Anthony Dwayne Carrington pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.
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.
Carrington was an employee at that restaurant and matched the description of both shooters.
Law enforcement conducted a traffic stop later the same day, identified Carrington and took him into custody. Carrington had discarded the firearm used during the robbery and both shootings. Authorities also recovered it from an empty grass lot.
Carrington ultimately admitted to shooting the individual at the private residence, shooting a co-worker at P.F. Chang’s, robbing American Bank and being in possession of the firearm despite being a previously convicted felon.
U.S. District Judge David S. Morales will impose sentencing March 29. At that time, Carrington faces up to 25 years for the robbery as well as another seven years to life for the firearms charge which must be served consecutively to any other prison term imposed.
Carrington has been and will remain in custody pending that hearing.
The FBI conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marck is prosecuting the case.
Updated January 4, 2023