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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 17, 2019

Young Serial Bank Robber Convicted

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 19-year-old resident of Wilmer has been convicted of multiple bank robberies and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Markeist Daquon Reed pleaded guilty today to a total of three counts of bank robbery involving three different banks and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

The charges stem from a series of bank robberies that occurred Oct. 5, Oct. 19 and Oct. 25, 2018, at the BB&T Bank on Park Lane in Dallas, Value Bank Texas on South Staples in Corpus Christi and BBVA Compass Bank on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, respectively.

In each instance, a male - later identified as Reed - entered the banks and approached an employee demanding money. During the last robbery, Reed carried with him and pointed an AK-47 style rifle as he demanded the money from the bank employee. Reed was later arrested during a traffic stop. At that time, law enforcement recovered the rifle and items linking him to the robberies.

Senior U.S. District Judge John Rainey accepted the plea today and set sentencing for Sept. 16, 2019. At that time, Reed faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a possible $250,000 maximum fine for each of the bank robberies and another seven years for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, which must be served consecutively to any other conviction.

Reed has been and will remain in custody pending that hearing.

The FBI and police departments in Corpus Christi and Dallas conducted the investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Updated June 18, 2019