Mississippi man pleads guilty to December bank robbery

Published 6:26 am Wednesday, June 9, 2021

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court yesterday to robbing a Jackson bank in December.

Richard Dewayne Jiles, 42, pleaded guilty to robbing the Trustmark Bank on Medgar Evers Boulevard in Jackson on Dec. 3, 2020.  Jiles entered the Trustmark Bank and handed the teller a note stating that she would die if she did not give him $5,000.

Law enforcement officers learned from Crimestoppers tips and witness statements that Jiles was the person who robbed the bank.  Jiles was arrested in Rankin County after crashing into another vehicle.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 9, 2021.

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Jiles pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 17, 2021. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Wansley is prosecuting the case.