The Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced that the court sentenced two Houston men to prison for federal violations.
Teddrick Trayvon Solomon, 26, and Corde Deandre St. Jules, 21, pleaded guilty in 2022 to conspiracy to commit bank theft. Solomon was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $257,789.00 on January 24, 2023. Today, St. Jules was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for $257,789.00. U..S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III’s court held the sentencing hearings.
According to information presented in court, Solomon, St. Jules, and others conspired to burglarize ATMs (automated teller machines) in the Bowie County area. On January 26, 2021, an ATM located at the Texar Federal Credit Union on Gibson Lane in Texarkana, Texas, was burglarized, and they stole approximately $127,654.00. On February 2, 2021, they robbed an ATM at the Texar Federal Credit Union on W. 7th Street in Wake Village and took roughly $10,513.00. In each burglary, one of the co-conspirators stole a pickup truck, and then the defendant attached chains to the ATM and used the stolen truck to open the ATM. There was approximately $60,000 in damage done to each ATM.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wake Village Police Department, the Texarkana Police Department, and the Queen City Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson prosecuted this case.