TAMPA, Fla. – A Hillsborough County man has pleaded guilty to bank robbery, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida (USAO) has announced.
According to the USAO, James Junior Williams, 44, of Tampa, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. Williams faces up to 20 years in prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to court documents, Williams robbed or attempted to rob three banks in Tampa. On February 18, 2022, Williams robbed a bank by passing a note to a teller and obtaining cash through intimidation. Several weeks later, on March 8, 2022, Williams reportedly robbed the same bank a second time.
On April 13, 2022, he reportedly attempted to rob another bank in the Tampa area, but the teller did not have access to any funds. Later that day, Williams allegedly robbed a third bank and obtained cash from a clerk through intimidation.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tampa Police Department, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samantha Newman. The forfeiture will be handled by Assistant United States Attorney James Muench.