• Tupelo man sentenced for bank robbery


    A Tupelo man has been sentenced to more than 12 years on two counts related to the robbery of a Tupelo bank.

    The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that 25-year-old Cory Juwan Baker of Tupelo pleaded guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

    He was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock.

    Baker also was ordered to pay $5,322 restitution.

    Baker was indicted on three counts in October 2011 in connection with a Sept. 9, 2011, armed robbery of M&F Bank.

    He pleaded guilty Aug. 17 to the two counts. The government dropped the third count in exchange for his guilty plea.

    Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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