‘Well-dressed bank robber’ pleads guilty

BY JOE B. COATES

The man who made a name for himself as the ‘Well-dressed Robber” has plead guilty to a local bank robbery that occurred on March 27, 2007.

Scott Meece, an attorney from Hammond, LA, plead guilty in federal court Tuesday, October 30, to one count of armed robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery of Trustmark Bank in Wesson.  He is also suspected in several other similar robberies throughout south Mississippi.

Meece was arrested at home in April by the LA state police a couple of weeks after an attempted bank robbery in Gloster, MS.

“This was an example of good cooperation between federal and local authorities bringing the suspect to justice.  Without the cooperation of all parties, this case would have been harder to solve in such a timely manner,” said Erin O’Leary Chalk, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.

“What made this case so unique is that Meece is a licensed attorney, and one who is in charge of helping ensure a society of laws,” Chalk added.

Meece will be sentenced on January 10, 2008 by U. S. Chief District Judge Henry T. Wingate.  Meece faces a maximum of 25 years for armed robbery and a maximum of 7 for brandishing a firearm.

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