Alabama Men Sentenced for Robbing Eight Banks Across the South
GULFPORT, MS—Keith Anthony Kiel, 38, of Mobile, Alabama, and Randy Laverne Marshall, 34, of Pritchard, Alabama, were sentenced on October 14, 2014 by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. for a series of eight bank robberies across the Southeast, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.
Kiel was sentenced to a 67 years in federal prison and Marshall was sentenced to 142 years in federal prison. In addition to their prison sentences, Kiel was ordered to pay $205,018.50 in restitution to victims and $1,100.00 in special assessments and Marshall was ordered to pay $191,321.22 in restitution to victims and $1,700.00 in special assessments.
Kiel and Marshall were convicted of bank robberies spanning from March 2008 through May 2013 in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The investigation involved federal, state and local law enforcement from four federal judicial districts. Kiel was convicted on eleven separate criminal counts including bank robbery, conspiracy to commit bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a violent felony, interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, and witness intimidation. Marshall was convicted on seventeen counts of bank robbery, conspiracy to commit bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a violent felony, and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.
Three of the robberies occurred from March—June 2008 with the other five robberies occurring from December 2012 through May 2013. Most of an approximately four-year gap in the robberies coincided with a period from July 2008 to May 2012 when defendant Randy Marshall was in continuous custody for another conviction.
A chronological list of the eight bank robberies in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida is as follows:
- Regions Bank, Bienville Boulevard, Ocean Springs, MS (3/4/08)
- First Federal Savings and Loan, U.S. Highway 90, Gautier, MS (5/13/08)
- Regions Bank, Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi, MS (6/19/08)
- Merchants & Marine Bank, Mississippi Highway 613, Moss Point, MS (12/13/12)
- Wells Fargo Bank, Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL (1/28/13)
- Hancock Bank, Cowan Road, Gulfport, MS (3/20/13)
- Bancorp South, Fort Dale Road, Greenville, AL (5/2/13)
- Hancock Bank, Main Street, Moss Point, MS (5/17/13)
Marshall was arrested on May 19, 2013, on a state warrant just days after the Hancock Bank robbery in Moss Point, and Kiel was arrested on a federal warrant in September 2013.
Two other co-defendants in the case, Lamarcus Moore and Reginald Robinson of Saraland, Alabama, have been sentenced after pleading guilty to related charges. Moore pled guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, and Robinson pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank robbery.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with substantial assistance from the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, and the FBI Cellular Analysis Survey Team. Also assisting in the case were multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with substantial assistance from the Mississippi and Alabama State Crime Labs. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Golden.