OXFORD – Jasper Wagner, 56, of Tupelo, pleaded guilty in federal court today to the April 6 bank robbery of the Community Bank in Tupelo.
U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock accepted Wagner’s guilty plea and scheduled sentencing for Nov. 1.
Wagner was previously convicted of robbing seven banks in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2002, as well as three counts of bank robbery in the Northern District of 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,” remarked 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.
The Tupelo Police Department and FBI investigated the case with significant assistance from the Leeds (Alabama) Police Department, who arrested Wagner on the day of the bank robbery.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Roberts is prosecuting the case.