‘Clyde’ gets 15 years for D’head bank heist
By Dwayne Bremer
Apr 22, 2014, 18:01
The second half of a modern-day "Bonnie and Clyde" bank robbery team pled guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court to his role in the 2012 heist at the Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead.
Circuit Court Judge Larry Bourgeois accepted the plea of Jessie Landry, 43, of Pearl River La. and sentenced him to 25 years in prison, suspending 10, and leaving 15 to serve.
Last week, Landry's wife Aleshia Landry, 34, pled guilty and received a five year sentence.
The Landrys were arrested a few weeks after the heist at their home in Pearl River.
Officials said the couple "cased" the Keesler bank before robbing it.
Aleisha Landry said in court last week 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 had put his hand in his pocket to make it appear that he had a weapon, but in reality, he did not, officials said.
Aleisha Landry acted as the "get-away" driver during the heist, officials said.
Both Landrys have been locked up at the Hancock County jail since their arrests in 2012.
The time which they have already served will count towards their sentences, officials said.