By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Five Memphis residents are in jail on federal indictments that they robbed two north Mississippi banks.

The indictment accuses them of using handguns to take $24,856 from the Slayden Bank in the Lamar community of Marshall County on May 19.

Brian Gilliland, 20, is set to be arraigned today before Magistrate S. Allan Alexander.

He and the other defendants have been in jail since their recent arrests.

Gilliland, Angela Bryson Miller, 44, and Starlet Kizer, 22, are accused of four counts, including the armed robbery of $19,163 from Citizens’ Bank in Byhalia on June 10, assault with a deadly weapon and committing a violent crime with a gun.

Marcus Westbrook, 23, and William Albright, 23, were indicted on one armed bank robbery charge and the assault-gun charges.

If convicted on bank robbery charges, each faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count.

The gun charge penalties range from a minimum seven years in prison to 25 years for any subsequent convictions, along with up to a $250,000 fine per charge.

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