GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III has sentenced a mother and daughter from Texas to prison terms on charges of bank robbery.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/VGjPuN ) that 58-year-old Evie Mearlene Herrin and 30-year-old Amelia Darci Crew, both of Cleveland, Texas, were fined $5,000 each.
Gex sentenced Herrin to 5 years and 10 months in prison for using a BB gun to hold up a Regions Bank on U.S. Highway 49 on March 26, 2012. Crew was sentenced to 3 years and 10 months.
The two are also accused in bank robberies in Kinder and Sulphur.
Herrin and Crew pleaded guilty in the Mississippi case on Oct. 1.
A federal indictment in Louisiana alleges they also took more than $10,000 in bank robberies, including an Iberia Bank in Kinder on Feb. 13 and a Mid-South Bank in Sulphur on March 15.
The women had been identified as suspects in a similar bank heist Feb. 29 in Henderson, Texas.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com