The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday, July 30, that 32-year-old David Randall Terrell II of Nederland, has been sentenced for two local bank robberies. Terrell pleaded guilty April 4 to two counts of bank robbery and was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison and also ordered to pay restitution.
According to information presented in court, on Jan. 14 of this year, Terrell robbed the Mid-South Bank on North Main Street in Vidor. Terrell handed a note to a teller demanding money and left the bank with $3,800.
Four days later, Terrell robbed the Compass Bank on Interstate 10 in Beaumont. Terrell handed the teller a note demanding money and left the bank with $620.
Just an hour before his arrest, Terrell took time out of his schedule to chat about his life on the run with a close friend. The online exchanges suggested Terrell was responsible for three bank robberies over a one-week time span.
According to Terrell, he committed the robberies to pay a debt owed to the Aryan Brotherhood. Terrell also alleged that if he didn’t pay the money owed to the criminal outfit, amounting to $4,500, his life and that of his wife and unborn child were in peril.