Accused bank robber expected to plead guilty

Cornelius Rockell Bradford | Photo: MDOC

A Yalobusha County man is expected to plead guilty next month in connection to the December 2017 robbery of an Oakland, Mississippi, bank.

Posted: May 21, 2018 2:40 PM

OAKLAND, Miss. (WTVA) - A Yalobusha County man is expected to plead guilty next month in connection to the December 2017 robbery of an Oakland, Mississippi, bank.

Cornelius Rockell Bradford, 23, of Oakland, faces a three-count federal indictment, including armed bank robbery and assault.


Money recovered after December bank robbery | Photo: Yalobusha County Sheriff's Department

Bradford was identified as a possible suspect in the December 15 armed robbery of the BancorpSouth branch in Oakland.

RELATED: Officers recover money in Yalobusha County bank robbery 

A search of his vehicle on December 19 turned up a weapon with similar characteristics to the weapon used in the robbery. 

He is also indicted on possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges could be enhanced due to federal rules on use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

He is being held without bond pending trail.

A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for June 7 in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

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