Renasant robber gets 10 years

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

The man charged in connection with last year’s robbery of a West Point bank entered a guilty plea yesterday and was sentenced in Clay County Circuit Court.
Titus Lamb, 24, of Atlanta, was sentenced to 15 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with five years suspended and five years of post release supervision. He was also ordered to pay $12,143 in restitution and a $1,200 fine.
Lamb robbed the Renasant Bank on the corner of East Main Street and Eshman Avenue on June 27, taking $24,286 according to the victim’s impact statement.
According to a statement released to media from the time of the robbery, about 2 p.m. June 27, West Point Police Department officers were dispatched to Renasant in reference to a robbery. Officers from WPPD and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department arrived minutes later, but according to the statement, the suspect had already fled the scene.
According to the release, a bank teller said that a 6-foot black man, later identified as Lamb, entered the bank and placed a note on the counter demanding money. The teller then opened the cash drawer and the suspect reached across the counter and started grabbing bills. The suspect took the money from the bank, and left out the back door heading north.
According to the report, the teller did not see a weapon, and at least one customer was inside the bank during the incident. West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said bank staff and patrons were “visibly shaken” from the incident, but that no one was injured.