Mississippi man admits he handed bank teller note threatening to kill her during robbery

Published 9:43 pm Saturday, June 5, 2021

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank, federal prosecutors said.

Richard Dewayne Jiles, 42, entered the plea Thursday in federal court, Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca said in a news release Friday.

Jiles robbed a Trustmark Bank branch in Jackson on Dec. 3. He handed the bank teller a note stating that she would die if she did not give him $5,000, LaMarca’s office said. After tips from Crimestoppers led law enforcement to him, Jiles was arrested in Rankin County following a car accident.

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Sentencing is set for Sept. 17. He faces up to 20 years in prison.