Mississippi man admits to being Trustmark bank robber, faces decades in prison

Published 4:17 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Mississippi man who admitted he was the bank robber who held up a Trustmark bank location in Vicksburg faces decades in prison for the crime.

David Michael Gammill, 44, of Vicksburg, pleaded guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Michelle A. Sutphin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

On August 1, 2018, Gammill entered Trustmark National Bank located on North Frontage Road in Vicksburg, approached a teller, and said the bank was being robbed.

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Gammill passed a plastic bag to the teller and demanded money. Gammill told the teller that he possessed a firearm in his coat pocket and according to bank employees, it appeared as if he did. Gammill’s intimidating behavior caused the teller to hand over money out of fear of bodily injury. Gammill then fled the bank.

Vicksburg Police officers responded to Trustmark Bank and learned the bank robber fled in a gray Chrysler van. Due to swift and solid police work, Gammill was captured later that day by the Vicksburg Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On November 6, 2018, Gammill was charged in a federal criminal indictment with bank robbery.

Gammill will be sentenced on June 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. by Judge Jordan. He faces a statutory penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Vicksburg Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway.