From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday for a bank robbery in Anniston in January of 2020.
“As today’s sentence makes plain, bank robbery is a serious federal offense that carries serious prison time,” said U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona. “I want to thank the FBI and the Anniston Police Department for their work investigating this case.”
According to the plea agreement, on Jan. 10, 2020, Harris and his accomplice, Christopher Jermain Spann, robbed the Regions Bank branch on Greenbrier Dear Road in Anniston. Spann went into the bank while Harris waited in the car. Spann handed the bank teller a note written by Harris that read, “ALL BIG BILL N THE BAG. NO DIE PICK OR TRACK I HAVE A GUN WILL KILL YOU.”
Authorities say the teller placed $1720.10 in a plastic bag provided by Spann and gave the bag back to him. Spann fled the bank and ran to a white 2016 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Harris. Harris drove recklessly out of the bank parking lot and was later stopped going eastbound on Interstate 20 in Cleburne County. Harris and Spann were arrested and taken to the Anniston Police Department.
Christopher Jermain Spann is scheduled for sentencing later this month.