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Antroine Banks Pleads Guilty to

Burglary, Robbery, Assault and Battery and four Firearms Charges

April 24, 2007

For Immediate Release

Lynchburg, Virginia


On April 24, 2007 Antroine Lamont Banks pled guilty to burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, three counts of robbery, three counts of assault and battery and four firearms charges. This agreement secured a mandatory sentence of eighteen years to serve on the firearms charges, while Banks still faces up to four life sentences for the burglary and robbery counts and three years in jail on the assault and battery charges.

The Commonwealth’s evidence established that Banks, along with two other accomplices, approached two men in the parking lot of the Greenbriar Apartments in the early morning hours of August 14, 2006 at gunpoint forcing them into an upstairs apartment where several occupants were then robbed and pistol whipped. After receiving a 911 call from a neighbor, officers of the Lynchburg Police Department arrived on scene during the robbery. This defendant and his accomplices escaped the apartment by shattering its’ sliding glass door, but were apprehended by the police in the apartment courtyard with the victims’ stolen property.

Banks’ sentencing is scheduled on July 20, 2007 before Judge Mosby G. Perrow III in the Lynchburg Circuit Court.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Gretchen Hutt.