JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The man accused of robbing a Jonesboro bank pleaded guilty on federal bank robbery charges.
According to the Craighead County Prosecutor's Office, Justin Miller pleaded guilty at the end of September, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison for robbing the Bancorp South bank on Parker Road on November 16, 2010.
A few days' later police arrested Miller, and during a search of his car, police found a portion of the stolen money, along with the firearm and clothing believed to be used during the course of the robbery.
Police tell Region 8 News Miller walked into the Bancorp South Bank wearing a camouflage mask and jacket armed with a semi-automatic hand gun. He then ordered the bank tellers into the safe and to put money into a gym bag. Police say he then ordered the rest of the employees into the safe and locked them inside.
He then left the scene in what police say was a dark Chevy Trailblazer with tinted windows.
According to JPD, Miller also set fire to his Jeep on October 6, 2010, in the back parking lot of Dexter's BBQ. Miller confessed to burning his SUV for the insurance money. He's still facing state charges of arson and writing a hot check.
Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.