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Durant man pleads guilty to bank robbery

Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Mississippi

A Durant man has pleaded guilty to bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Curtis Lee Williams, 21, robbed the BankPlus branch in Durant on July 7, 2022, wearing all black, sunglasses, a wig, and no shoes. The same day, one of the $50 bait bills from the bank was used to purchase three firearms from a pawn shop in Kosciusko. An arrest was made in Durant later that day following a traffic stop.

Williams was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2023.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on March 29. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Durant Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie is prosecuting the case.

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