U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina
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January 14, 2015

Bank Robbery Defendants Sentenced

GREENVILLE, NC—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that DAVID McARTHUR KING, 24, of New Bern, THOMAS LEE CUTHBERTSON, JR., 24, of Vanceboro, and KHIRY TERREL JONES, 24, of Oriental, were each sentenced resulting from their earlier guilty pleas to bank robbery and firearms charges. The charges stem from the December 2, 2013 robbery of First Citizens Bank in Oriental, and the November 22, 2013 robbery of TD Bank in Easley, South Carolina.

On December 10, 2014, Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced KING TO 20 years in prison for his plea to two counts of armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d), and a single count of using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), all for his role in both robberies. On January 13, 2015, Judge Howard sentenced JONES to eight years in prison for armed bank robbery, for his role as the getaway driver in the First Citizens robbery. On January 14, 2015, Judge Howard sentenced CUTHBERTSON to 17 years in prison for armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d), and a single count of using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), all for his role in both robberies. KING, JONES AND CUTHBERTSON were each ordered to be supervised for five years following release. KING was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $61,539.50, which includes $3,000.00 from an additional robbery. JONES was ordered to pay $33,797.00 in restitution. CUTHBERTSON was ordered to pay $58,521.50 in restitution.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Bern Police Department, the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, the Oriental Police Department, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John Bennett is prosecuting the case.

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