Poindexter Pleads Guilty To Robbing Bank In St. Elmo

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tommy Poindexter
Tommy Poindexter

Tommy Poindexter has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in St. Elmo on July 24, 2012.

Poindexter, 47, faces a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced by Federal Judge Curtis Collier.

Police said Poindexter brandished an SKS assault rifle during the robbery of the Bank of America at 3620 Tennessee Ave. He fled with an undetermined amount of money from the bank and was caught a short distance away within an hour of the holdup. When caught he was still wearing the clothes he wore during the robbery and he had a large sum of money in his pocket.

Police found the loaded SKS assault rifle and some more money approximately 30 yards from where they apprehended Poindexter. Police located a car registered to Poindexter in a nearby Bi-Lo parking lot. Inside the car, officers found a loaded SKS magazine which matched the firearm they had earlier found. 

During the robbery Poindexter wore panty hose over his face. However, prosecutor Chris Poole said, "Photographs of the defendant are clear, and the attempted mask does not hide the defendant’s identity."

Police drove Poindexter back to the bank approximately one hour after the robbery and the bank employees identified him as the robber.



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