Jessy James, father get prison for string of heists near Las Vegas
A Las Vegas father-and-son group convicted of stealing practically $ten,000 for the duration of eight armed robberies final year have been sentenced to federal prison Friday.
Jessy James, 24, will devote two years in prison, even though his father, 53-year-old Jeffrey James, a convicted bank robber, will serve 15 years, the Las Vegas Overview-Journal reported. Both guys pleaded guilty to the robberies in April.
The duo robbed two banks and six smoke shops in Clark County over the course of a month starting in January 2017, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Authorities mentioned no one particular was injured, but the Jameses stole about $ten,000 and a provide of Marlboro cigarettes.
Court documents obtained by the Assessment-Journal describe the Jameses holding up staff with BB-gun revolvers and a replica assault rifle. The younger James at times acted as a lookout whilst in other robberies his father served as the getaway driver.
Whilst robbing $four,000 from 1 credit union in late January 2017, the younger James threatened to shoot a teller, according to the Assessment-Journal. They stole about $4,200 from a second credit union throughout their final robbery on Feb. 16, 2017, KTNV-Tv reported.
In the course of a holdup at a smoke shop earlier that February, the pair demanded money, but walked away with only Marlboro cigarettes, the Evaluation-Journal reported.
The investigation brought in several law enforcement entities, which includes the Henderson police, Las Vegas Metro police and the FBI.
Surveillance video and witness descriptions helped police track the pair to a Walmart parking lot in Henderson, where they had been arrested in late February 2017, the Sun reported. Their pockets held cash from the credit unions and police “recovered further evidence.”
When the Jamesesਊre released, they’ll remain under supervision for 5 years, officials mentioned.
Published at Sat, 27 Oct 2018 05:21:39 +0000