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3 admit guilt in city credit union robbery

– All three people accused in the April robbery of a federal credit union have pleaded guilty, admitting their involvement.

Trey Jackson, 25, became the first sentenced in the case last week when he was given four years and three months on a charge of armed robbery, and an additional seven years for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Earlier this month, DeAngelo Copeland, 37, pleaded guilty to the same charges.

The two men and the getaway driver, Nicole Andrews, were arrested shortly after the robbery of the Power One Federal Credit Union, 1520 Spy Run Ave., on April 15, authorities said.

During the robbery, a teller was knocked to the floor and suffered facial injuries. The robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, but Jackson was spotted by police walking near the bank. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit and had a handgun on him, according to police.

A little later, police found Copeland and Andrews, 35, in a car about three miles south of the credit union. All the money was recovered, police said.

Andrews, married to Copeland, pleaded guilty in October to a charge of being accessory to the crime after the fact. She faces a sentence of eight months in prison when she is sentenced in February, according to court documents.

Copeland will be sentenced at a date not yet determined by a judge, according to court records. rgreen@jg.net

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