Houston Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bowie County ATM Burglaries
TEXARKANA, Texas: The Eastern District of Texas sentenced three Houston men to prison for federal violations, according to U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston.
Marvin Charles Collins, 33, Aqunis Marquis Green, 23, and Antonio Thomas Foster, 21, each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit ATM bank theft in July. Tuesday, Collins was sentenced to 29 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $257,789, Green was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $70,324, and Foster was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay restitution of $70,324. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III held the sentence hearings.
According to information presented in court, Collins, Green, and Foster, along with four other co-conspirators, conspired to burglarize ATMs (automated teller machines) in the Bowie County area. First, on Jan. 26, 2021, an ATM located at the Texar Federal Credit Union on Gibson Lane in Texarkana, Texas, was burglarized, and they took approximately $127,654.00. Then, on Feb. 2, 2021, they hit an ATM at the Texar Federal Credit Union on W. 7th Street in Wake Village for roughly $10,513.00. In each burglary, one of the co-conspirators stole a pickup truck, and then the defendants attached chains to the ATM and used the stolen truck to break the ATM. There was approximately $60,000 in damage done to each ATM.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wake Village, Texarkana, and Queen City Police Departments investigated the case. U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson prosecuted the case.