Considered one of 4 Texas males accused within the thefts of greater than $14,000 from ATM machines in Central Arkansas has pleaded responsible to federal fees earlier than U.S. District Choose Brian S. Miller.
James Darron Miller Jr. of Dallas appeared Friday morning by video-conference from the West Tennessee Detention Middle in Mason, Tenn., to plead responsible to 2 fees of transporting $5,000 or extra in stolen cash and conspiracy to move $5,000 in stolen cash, in accordance with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Miller was arrested on Jan. 16 with three different Dallas residents after a federal grand jury indicted the 4 of them, alleging they drove to Oklahoma and Arkansas to interrupt into automated teller machines in Walmart shops.
Assistant U.S. Lawyer Bart Dickinson mentioned Miller, alongside along with his three co-defendants, broke right into a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Conway and utilizing yellow pry bars, broke into an ATM and took $7,520 from it. A surveillance digital camera at a close-by college confirmed a darkish, late mannequin SUV parked close by.
Ten days later, the 4 males broke right into a Shell Superstop in Benton, eliminated the ATM from the shop and broke into the shop’s secure as nicely, Dickson mentioned.
“Video surveillance from varied shops within the neighborhood confirmed a darkish, late mannequin SUV across the retailer on the time of the housebreaking,” Dickinson mentioned, including that the video confirmed 4 males exiting the automobile earlier than the housebreaking and being picked up once more afterward.
Miller is being housed within the West Tennessee Detention Middle till his case is resolved in federal court docket, as are his three co-defendants.
Upon sentencing, Miller may obtain a most of 10 years in jail and as much as a $250,000 fantastic on every of the 2 stolen cash transport fees. The conspiracy cost carries a most jail time period of 5 years and as much as a $250,000 fantastic.