July 26, 2022

Serial bank robber pleads guilty in Tupelo

Mary Apel

Money. Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash

Jasper Wagner, 56, of Tupelo pled guilty in federal court today to the April 6 bank robbery of the Community Bank in Tupelo. Sentencing is scheduled for November 1, 2022.

Wagner was previously convicted of robbing seven banks in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2002, as well as three counts of bank robbery in Northern Mississippi in 2013.

U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner of the Northern District of Mississippi and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby made the announcement following Tuesday’s plea.

“The FBI will continue to collaborate with our state and local partners to ensure dangerous, repeat offenders such as Mr. Wagner are brought to justice,” said Fomby. “We are steadfast in our commitment to reduce violent crime and the negative impact it has upon our communities.”

Wagner faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Wagner was arrested by the Leeds Alabama Police Department. Tupelo Police and the FBI collaborated on the case.

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