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Two bank robbery convicts sentenced

Posted at 1:14 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 09:28:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Two California men convicted of robbing a Tucson bank in June 2018 were sentenced in federal court Thursday.

Jovante Lamar Fryson II, 20, and Amauje Jason Ferguson, 23, were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to bank robbery amd conspiracy to commit bank robbery. Fryson was sentenced to nine years and Ferguson received a seven-year sentence. Tysheere Traymar Ford, 25, was sentenced earlier to 12 years for the same crimes.

After release, all three convicts will have three years of supervised release.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the three men robbed Commerce Bank on East Broadway Road on June 29. After stealing more than $100,000 and injuring multiple bank employees, they left the scene in a stolen car. Tucson police pursued them in a high-speed chase before the car crashed into an SUV. The three men ran off on foot and hid in a neighborhood until police arrested them.