Greenville Bank Robbery Suspects Appear in Federal Court
|FBI Jackson September 23, 2013|
Three of four individuals believed to be responsible for a bank robbery in Greenville, Mississippi appeared before a federal judge today, announced Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi.
Derotha Lovette Wallace (aka DeDe Wallace), age 29; Warren Gene Williams, III, age 19; and Freddie Djuan Clark, age 26, allegedly partnered with a fourth individual, Wilbert Parish, Jr., to rob the Planters Bank and Trust Company, located on Washington Avenue, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. According to witnesses, Williams, Clark, and Parish entered the bank armed with handguns and robbed the bank of a substantial sum of money. Williams and Clark were captured by Greenville police officers immediately while exiting the bank, and the stolen money was recovered. Wallace, who was to drive the get-away vehicle, turned herself in Tuesday night. Parish, who initially evaded capture, was located and arrested in Memphis, Tennessee with the assistance of the Memphis FBI, the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and the Memphis Police Department. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander on Monday, September 16, 2013 and was ordered to be held without bond.
Wallace, Williams, and Clark made their initial appearance today in Greenville, Mississippi before United States Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden, who set a detention hearing for Thursday, September 26, 2013.
SAC McMullen stated: “The exceptional response of the Greenville Police Department to the bank robbery resulted in the immediate arrest of two armed and dangerous subjects, the surrender of a third, and the recovery of all the stolen money. Due to the partnership and outstanding efforts of the FBI, the USMS, the Greenville Police Department, and the Memphis Police Department, the fourth suspect was quickly identified and apprehended without incident.”
The public is reminded that criminal complaints contain only charges, and arrests are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial, at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.