Huntsville man sentenced to 38 years for bank robberies

Published: Nov. 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM CST
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Tavares Oliver (Source: Decatur City Police)
Tavares Oliver (Source: Decatur City Police)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Huntsville man was sentenced to 38 years in prison for a string of bank robberies in North Alabama.

Tavares Antwan Oliver pleaded guilty in May to two counts of armed bank robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of bank robbery.

Investigators said Oliver robbed the CB&S Bank on University Drive on September 29, 2010, the Bancorp South on Hughes Road October 25, 2010 and the Peoples Bank on Beltline Road on December 8, 2010.

At the CB&S Bank, Oliver stole more than $93,000.

Two other men have been convicted and sentenced in connection to the bank robberies.

Ronald Henderson was sentenced to six years and three months, for assisting in the CB&S and Peoples Bank robberies. He pleaded guilty in December.

Anthony Clark was sentenced to four years and 10 months for assisting in the Bancorp South robbery. He pleaded guilty in May 2011.

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