Saturday, March 15, 2014

Three sentenced in armed robbery of Charlotte bank

A U.S. district judge in Charlotte sentenced three defendants Thursday after each pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of a Charlotte bank.

Kenneth Lamont Moore, Jr., 22, of Laurinburg, Antonio DeMarcus Clendening, 31, and Kamara Shanta McBrayer, 27, both of Charlotte, were sentenced to varying prison terms by Judge Max Cogburn, Jr., according to Anne Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

On May 20, 2013, the three defendants robbed an Albermarle Road branch of Bank of America, according to court documents and Thursday’s sentencing hearing.

Wearing gloves, women’s wigs and bandanas over their faces, Moore and Clendening entered the bank shortly after 9 a.m., court documents said.

They pointed guns at the bank tellers and ordered them to put the money in a pillow case provided by Clendening, then left with more than $7,700 in cash, according to court documents.

Moore and Clendening got into a vehicle driven by McBrayer, who did not stop for responding police officers, but led them on a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood, court documents said.