Mississippi man gets nearly four years in prison for bank robbery

Published 11:33 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2024

A Durant man was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison for bank robbery. He was also ordered to pay $6,506.00 in restitution to the bank.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Curtis Lee Williams, 22, robbed a Durant bank on July 7, 2022. 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, and pleaded guilty on December 21, 2023.

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U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Robert A. Eikhoff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie prosecuted the case.