Local Police Reports

Augusta, South Carolina, Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

Columbia, SC–(ENEWSPF)– United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that David Jackson, age 28, of Augusta, pled guilty in federal court for the June 6, 2007 robbery of the Regions Bank in North Augusta, South Carolina. United States District Court Judge Margaret B. Seymour took the guilty plea and will sentence Jackson after a presentence report is prepared by the United States Probation Office.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Jackson was masked when he entered the bank and told a teller that this was a robbery and he wanted large bills. Jackson received over $21,000 during the course of the robbery. Jackson was observed by several witnesses running away from the bank towards an apartment complex two to three blocks from the bank. Other witnesses saw a white compact vehicle parked near the apartment complex shortly before and after the robbery. The back window of the car had been busted out and covered with cellophane. Investigators were able to prove Jackson drove a white Nissan with a busted back window. Witnesses were able to identify photos of the car as being very similar to the car used on the day of the robbery. Additionally, several of Jackson’s acquaintances said that he admitted to them that he had robbed the bank and they had seen Jackson with large amounts of money.

Mr. Nettles stated that the case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau Investigation, the North Augusta Police Department, and the Richmond County, Georgia Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Robert C. Jendron, Jr., prosecuted the case.