Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest
announced today that Kenyatta McGee, 30, and Olivia "Libby" Walker, 32, were sentenced
last week for their involvement in the robbery of the Members Exchange Credit
Union in Ridgeland.
Guest tells us that McGee pled
guilty to robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to 50 years in jail. The last 15 years of
the sentence was suspended.
guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to serve
20 years. The last 5 years of her sentence
According to reports, on
September 24, 2013, McGee entered the back door of
Members Exchange Credit Union not long after it closed.
Police said McGee restrained the 2 employees with handcuffs and duct tape and began spraying
black spray paint over the video cameras located throughout the bank.
McGee ordered the employees to unlock the
bank vault. Once in the vault, McGee loaded a large amount of United States
currency into several bags. McGee then locked
the employees in the vault and left the bank.
According to Guest, one of the bank employees was able
to get free and call 911.
Ridgeland Police arrived moments later and freed the
Investigators say they took statements
from the two employees and collected evidence left at the scene.
Police were able to determine that
handcuffs used to restrain the employees could only be purchased at a few
stores in the metro area. Investigators
were able to recover video from one of the stores showing McGee and Walker purchasing
several pairs of handcuffs a few days before the robbery.
Officials say Walker was one of the victims and
was also the head teller on duty at the time of the robbery.
Guest says Walker was re-interviewed by law enforcement
and confessed to planning the robbery with McGee, her boyfriend.
A warrant was issued for McGee but
he had already fled the area.
Police, working with the United States Marshall Service, were able to track
McGee to a residence in Gainesville, Florida.
According to reports, the United States Marshall Service and the Gainesville Police Department searched the residence and located McGee and a large black
suitcase containing the stolen currency from the Members Exchange Credit
Guest stated, "Walker was able to
use her position as an employee of the bank to help her boyfriend, McGee, plan
and carry out the robbery. McGee and
Walker believed they had committed the perfect crime, but things would quickly
come to an end once the Ridgeland Police began their investigation."
added, "The Ridgeland Police Department did an outstanding job of uncovering
the truth of what happened at the Members Credit Union. Their hard work, along with the assistance of
the United States Marshall's Service, and the Gainesville Police Department demonstrates
that when our law enforcement agencies work together that criminals will be
brought to justice."
concluded, "McGee and Walker will now have many long years in jail to think
about their crimes and to be held accountable for their actions."
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