Two of seven Houston residents accused of conspiring to rob bank customers in Torrance, Van Nuys and Rowland Heights are expected to be arraigned Monday in Torrance.
Prosecutors allege Darrian Dejuan Haywood, 28, and Adrian Deon Caldwell, 27, were part of a crew that operated out of an Inglewood motel and conspired to follow customers out of branch banks and rob them, a practice known as “bank jugging.”
Haywood and Caldwell are each charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and face maximum sentences of more than 19 years in prison if convicted.
The criminal complaint includes an allegation that all of the crimes were committed on behalf of a gang.
The pair’s co-defendants include:
— Trey Natheniel Dickerson, 25, who is charged with two counts each of attempted second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of second-degree burglary of a vehicle. Dickerson is facing a maximum sentence of 54 years to life in prison if convicted as charged;
— Sebastian Demond Glass, 20, who faces a maximum term of more than 29 years behind bars if convicted of two counts each of attempted second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery;
— Shai Trymaine Fields, 25, who is charged with two counts each of attempted second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of second-degree burglary of a vehicle, which could result in a maximum sentence of 29 years in prison if convicted; and
— Cedric Fleming, 28, and Beshundra Tucker, 35, who are both charged with two counts of attempted second-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. If convicted as charged, both defendants would face a maximum sentence of more than 36 years in prison.
The complaint was filed on Jan. 19 and the other five defendants pleaded not guilty earlier this year, according to the District Attorney’s Office. They are scheduled to appear March 27 for a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.
–City News Service
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