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Houston Men Ordered to Prison for Wells Fargo Robbery

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 18, 2013
  • Southern District of Texas (713) 567-9000

HOUSTON—Aaron Derrow, 43, and Terrance Jackson, 35, both of Houston, have been sentenced for their roles in the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on Kirby Drive in Houston in December 2012, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Both pleaded guilty, as did co-defendants Willie Wright III, 32, and Justin Levar Taylor, 33, both also of Houston.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas sentenced Derrow to 51 months for aggravated bank robbery, as well as a consecutive seven years for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, for a total of 135 months in federal prison. Last Friday, Jackson was given a sentence of 108 months for his conviction of aggravated bank robbery.

On Friday December 28, 2012, Derrow and the others robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 5202 Kirby Drive in Houston. All the men were wearing various disguises, and Wright, Derrow and Taylor were armed with pistols. Jackson and Derrow jumped over the teller counter while Wright and Taylor controlled the lobby. Derrow threatened a male teller with his gun while filling a bag with money. After getting the money, the two jumped over the teller counter, and all four ran out the bank to their getaway vehicle, a stolen white Toyota pickup truck. All were apprehended a short time later at a residence several miles away.

Earlier this month, Judge Atlas sentenced Wright to 46 months for aggravated bank robbery, as well as a consecutive seven years for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, for a total of 130 months in federal prison. Taylor will be sentenced in January 2014 and was also convicted of aggravated bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

All have been and will remain in custody.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennie Basile.

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