Tenn. man sentenced in north Miss. bank robberies

ABERDEEN — A 37-year-old Tennessee man was sentenced this week to 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing the same north Mississippi bank twice in one month.

Prosecutors say Larry Darnell Norman of Memphis used a handgun to rob the Merchants and Farmers Bank in Southaven twice in June 2008.

Southaven is a Memphis suburb.

U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock, in Aberdeen, sentenced Norman to 18 years in prison for each of two counts of armed robbery, to run at the same time. He also was given seven years for a firearm count, to run back-to-back with the other 18 years.

Norman was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to the bank and to serve five years supervised release after leaving prison.

The Associated Press

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