(As originally published, Thu, November 16th 2023, 6:43 PM EST)
FORT MYERS, Fla., (TND) — An armed bank robber is up to his old tricks, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and a grand jury.
That grand jury in Florida charged Grant Elmore Davis, Jr., with armed bank robbery, discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.
Court documents say the 71-year-old Davis, with an Ohio address, entered a Truist Bank branch in Fort Myers and fired a shot from a handgun, while demanding the teller give him money from the cash register. Davis got the money and escaped, the feds say.
He did something similar in January 2001 when he was just 48.
It led to his conviction for armed bank robbery and using and carrying a short-barreled shotgun in relation to a crime of violence in November 2001.
That 22-year-old conviction means federal law prohibited Davis from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
Now, Davis faces life in federal prison, with a minimum mandatory penalty of 25 years if he’s convicted.
The government also wants to take his gun and ammunition.
It did not say how long he served for his 2001 robbery.