Two men sentenced in Concordia Bank robbery

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2003

WOODVILLE &045;&045; Two men who pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in connection with the Dec. 6, 2002, holdup of the Woodville office of Concordia Bank and Trust were sentenced Monday in federal court in Vicksburg.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bramlette sentenced Everett Earl Parker, 55, to a life sentence on the bank robbery charge, according to Assistant U. S. Attorney John Dowdy. Parker also received a consecutive seven-year sentence for brandishing a gun during a crime of violence and was fined $5,000.

Dowdy said Bramlette considered Parker’s extensive criminal history in determining the sentence.

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&uot;Parker rated a level 6 &045;&045; the highest level of criminal history under the federal sentencing guidelines,&uot; Dowdy said.

Parker’s accomplice, 51 year-old Leroy Payne, pled guilty to the same two charges and received a 138-month prison term followed by five years of supervised release and a $5,000 fine, Dowdy said.

The case against a third suspect in the robbery, David Raymond Raby, 39, has been continued.

Police reported two of the men entered the bank wearing black ski masks, while a third suspect waited outside in a blue and gray Oldsmobile.. A bank employee called 911 to report the robbery.

The trio led local lawmen on a brief chase through Woodville before wrecking their getaway car in a ditch on First West Street. Police said most of the cash stolen in the robbery was recovered. No employees or customers were injured in the robbery.