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Three Men Charged in Armed Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three men were charged in federal court today, in separate but related cases, for the armed robbery of a Columbia, Mo., bank.

Damien Deshun Powell, 24, Quinton Terrance Wilson, 21, and Larome Demetrius Humphrey, 26, are charged with armed bank robbery in separate criminal complaints filed in the U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, Mo.

Today’s complaints allege the defendants stole $2,588 from Callaway Bank, 5600 Bull Run Dr., Columbia, at gunpoint on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Powell and Humphrey entered the bank with pistols at approximately 1:44 p.m., while Wilson waited in the getaway vehicle. Powell and Humphrey allegedly jumped the teller counter, put their pistols to a teller’s head and demanded money. The money was placed in a plastic bag, then they left the bank.

Witnesses saw Powell and Humphrey run from the bank, the affidavit says, and get into a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers spotted the vehicle just east of the bank on I-70 in the area of Kingdom City, Mo. A vehicle pursuit ensued with speeds over 100 m.p.h. Troopers deployed stop sticks, which disabled the Impala, resulting in the vehicle coming to a stop. Powell, Humphrey and Wilson fled on foot but were ultimately apprehended by law enforcement officers.

Officers later learned that there was an infant/toddler in the back seat of the Impala during the bank robbery and vehicle pursuit. According to the affidavit, the infant/toddler is the son of Humphrey’s girlfriend, who owns the car used in the robbery.

At the time of Humphrey’s arrest, a large sum of cash was discovered concealed in his underwear.

Larson cautioned that the charges contained in these complaints are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. They were investigated by the Columbia, Mo., Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the FBI.

Updated April 28, 2017

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