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Repeat offender from Ohio gets life sentence for armed bank robbery in Fort Myers


Fort Myers, Florida – Grant Elmore Davis, Jr., a 71-year-old man from Mansfield, Ohio, has been handed a severe sentence for his involvement in an armed bank robbery in Fort Myers, Florida. U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber sentenced Davis to life in federal prison plus an additional 25 years.

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The sentencing follows Davis’s guilty plea on December 20, 2023, for multiple charges, including armed bank robbery, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. The court has also ordered the forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition used during the commission of the crime.

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Court documents reveal that on October 31, 2023, Davis entered a bank in Fort Myers and discharged a handgun to intimidate the teller. He issued verbal commands, demanding money from the cash register. After obtaining the money, Davis quickly fled the scene.

This incident marks another serious offense in Davis’s record, as he was previously convicted in November 2001 for armed bank robbery and using and carrying a short-barreled shotgun in relation to a crime of violence.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, led the investigation into Davis’s latest criminal act. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Morgan.

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