Bank robber gets 10 years, 10 months in federal prison

Davon Oliver Thompson, the Talbotton, Ga., man who robbed a Second Avenue CB&T in May 2007, was sentenced today to more than 10 years in a federal prison.

Thompson, 21, apologized before U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land for robbing the Columbus Bank and Trust, 3700 Second Ave., on May 15. Using a 9 mm, Thompson took more than $9,000. Only $129 wasn't recovered after his arrest.

"The only thing I want to say is, is I want to say I'm sorry," Thompson said. "I'm ready to serve the consequences that came with that and put this behind me."

Thompson still faces charges from other armed robberies that occurred the same day.

See Friday's Ledger-Enquirer for more on this story.