U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Mississippi
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September 12, 2014

Greenville Bank Robbery Suspects Sentenced

OXFORD, MS—All four individuals responsible for the September 10, 2013 robbery of a bank in Greenville, Mississippi, have now been sentenced for their crimes.

Johnnie Sharp, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi, and Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, announced that Derotha Lovette Wallace (aka DeDe Wallace), age 29; Warren Gene Williams, III, age 19; and Freddie Djuan Clark, age 26, and Wilbert Parish, Jr., partnered together 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.

On November 1, 2013, Warren Williams pleaded guilty to bank robbery; brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and bomb threat by means of a cellular telephone. On June 18, 2014, Williams was sentenced to serve a total of 96 months in prison, to be followed by three (3) years of supervised release.

On January 4, 2014, Derotha Wallace pleaded guilty to bank robbery; possession of a firearm during a crime of violence; and bomb threat by means of a cellular telephone. On May 22, 2014, Wallace was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment, followed by three (3) years’ supervised release.

On January 23, 2014, Freddie D’Juan Clark pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. On June 19, 2014, Clark was sentenced to serve sixty-two (62) months in prison, followed by five (5) years’ supervised release.

On March 17, 2014, Wilbert Parish, Jr. pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and making a bomb threat by means of a cellular telephone. On September 11, 2014, Parish, found to be the mastermind of the conspiracy, received a sentence of 162 months in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release.

This case was investigated by the FBI, and the Greenville, Mississippi Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert H. Norman and Susan S. Bradley.

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