Renasant robber’s term 48 months

OXFORD – An Alabama man was sentenced to 48 months in jail after admitting he robbed two Northeast Mississippi banks.

Brian Perry Jones, 36, of Toney, Ala., pleaded guilty last April to the 2012 robbery of banks in Iuka and Tupelo.

Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers also ordered him to pay $11,315.90 in restitution.

Indicted Dec. 17, Jones originally was accused of robbing four Renasant banks – two in Tupelo, and in Iuka and Booneville. In exchange for his guilty plea, government prosecutors agreed to ask the court to dismiss the other charges. Without the plea deal, Jones faced up to 40 years in prison.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons will decide where he will spend his sentence.

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