Man gets 8 years in prison for bank robbery

Published 11:04 am Monday, December 8, 2014

A Tuscaloosa man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for robbing a Demopolis bank.

Tommie Lee Williams, who was arrested in April and charged with second-degree robbery, also received three years of supervised release.

Tommie Lee Williams

Tommie Lee Williams

On April 22, Williams and Roderick Moore, also of Tuscaloosa, robbed Robertson Bank’s downtown branch in Demopolis. During the robbery, a man wearing a hat and dark colored windbreaker entered the bank, jumped over the counter and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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The suspect did not brandish a weapon during the robbery, but he did knock a bank employee to the floor while escaping on foot. The employee was not injured.

The two suspects were taken into custody April 30 by the Demopolis Police Department with the assistance of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Tuscaloosa Police Department.

The FBI and Alabama Bureau of Investigation also helped with the case.

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown said Williams will also be required to pay a special assessment of $100.