Bank robber pleads guilty, gets 5- year jail sentence
By Dwayne Bremer
Apr 15, 2014, 21:33
Officers from the Hancock Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Highway Patrol on the scene of a bank robbery at Keesler Federal in Diamondhead in December 2012.
The female half of a modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" bank robbery team on Monday pleaded guilty in Hancock County Circuit Court to her part in the 2012 robbery of the Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead on Dec. 6, 2012.
Circuit Court Judge Larry Bourgeois on Monday accepted the plea of Aleisha Landry, 34, and sentenced her to 15 years in prison, suspending 10 years, and leaving her five to serve.
Landry and her husband, Jessie Landry, 43, were arrested a few weeks after the heist at their home in Pearl River, La.
Officials said the couple "cased" the Keesler bank before robbing it.
Aleisha Landry said in court Monday that the motive for the robbery was to get money to buy drugs, officials said.
About 12: 40 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2012, Jessie Landry allegedly walked into the bank, and demanded money from the teller.
He told the teller that he had a weapon, but no weapon was ever found.
Aleisha Landry acted as the "get-away" driver during the heist, officials said.
Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said Monday that Jessie Landry is expected to appear in Hancock County Circuit Court next week.