ATLANTA -- A United States Attorney sentenced two men of Georgia on Wednesday for armed robberies committed at two Atlantic Southern Bank locations in 2010.
According to Sue McKinney of the U.S. Department of Justice, three men wore masks and carried firearms into Atlantic Southern Bank in Lizella on May 28, 2010. They demanded employees get on the ground while the men took $13,000.
Later in December of that year, two of the same group of suspects entered the Atlantic Southern Bank in Bonaire. Again, in masks and armed with guns, the men stole $23,000.
26-year-old Kerivonte Davis of Wrightsville pleaded guilty in October, 2012. Shortly after, 25-year-old Jimmy Brown of Fort Valley pleaded guilty in November.
Both men were sentenced on February 27 for armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
David faces 188 months in prison for two counts of armed bank robbery. Following that time, he will spend 84 months in prison for brandishing a firearm, for a total of 272 months.
Brown was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment for armed bank robbery, which will be followed by 84 months for brandishing a firearm, totaling 147 months.
The third suspect, 27-year-old Gregory Green of Byron was previously sentenced to 113 months in prison.
U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said, "It is an act of pure cowardice to hide behind a mask and a gun while terrorizing innocent people. I will not tolerate it, and my office will spare no resource in making sure that this type of crime is met with full force of the law."