North Carolina man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for role in bank robberies

Published 7:21 am Thursday, March 30, 2023

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The U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina has reported that Cameron Evans, 27, of Kittrell, was sentenced on March 17, 2023 to 185 months in prison for charges related to two bank robberies in Raleigh and Greenville.

According to court records and other information presented in court, on December 6, 2019, the SunTrust bank located at 7320 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh was robbed at gunpoint by four men; the men left the bank with approximately $11,578 and witnesses saw them fleeing the scene in a white Hyundai Elantra. On December 30, 2019, around 4:30 p.m., the Branch Bank & Trust (BB&T) located 2475 Stantonsburg Road in Greenville was robbed at gunpoint by three men. They left the bank with $72,853 and witnesses saw them flee the scene in a white Hyundai Elantra.

“Law enforcement was able to obtain the registration number from the vehicle which enabled them to find Evans and his codefendants,” stated the Department of Justice press release. “In an interview with law enforcement, Evans would admit to committing the SunTrust and BB&T bank robberies.”

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Codefendants in the case were Clifton Harris, Stanley Kearney Jr. and Joshua Bailey. All three have pleaded guilty. Harris was sentenced to 81 months and Kearney was sentenced to 190 months. Bailey is awaiting sentencing.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Davie County Sheriff’s Office, the Raleigh, Greenville and Mebane Police Departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonard Champaign prosecuted.