- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 29-year-old Gulfport man who held up a Hancock Bank in Long Beach at gunpoint has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1VmvPlJ) Circuit Judge Roger Clark sentenced Javaris Dixon on a guilty plea Monday in Harrison County Circuit Court for the Sept. 12, 2014, robbery.

District Attorney Joel Smith says the bank was robbed by two men who jumped over the counter and forced a teller to take about $3,300 out of her cash drawer.

The second suspect, 29-year-old Austin Maurice Hubbard, will be tried at a later date.

Both men also were indicted on a drive-by shooting charge for shots fired from the getaway car.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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