Two indicted for bank robbery, making bomb threats


JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) – Indictments have been returned against two suspects for bank robbery and making bomb threats in Neshoba County.

David Keith Frazier, 33, and Lauren C. Willis, 26, both members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, were indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged roles in two bomb threats and a bank robbery that happened on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

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Frazier and Willis appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson Friday for their initial appearances and arraignments on the indictment.

The case is currently scheduled for trial June 3, 2019, at 9 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves.

According to the indictment, Frazier and Willis phoned in bomb threats to two tribal elementary schools and then used a dangerous weapon to rob the Trustmark Bank at the Choctaw Town Center in Philadelphia.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Choctaw Police Department and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin J. Payne.