Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Man, Woman Indicted for Armed Bank Robberies, Hold-ups at KC Businesses
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., and a Basehor, Kan., man have been indicted by a federal grand jury for two armed bank robberies and a series of armed robberies at three Kansas City, Mo., businesses.
Terry D. Jacobs, 46, of Kansas City, Mo., and Jayme L. Wilson, 26, of Basehor, Kan., were charged in a seven-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The superseding indictment replaces an indictment returned on Feb. 3, 2016, adding Wilson as a co-defendant and including additional charges.
The superseding indictment alleges that Jacobs and Wilson stole $3,950 at gunpoint from UMB Bank, 13813 E. 39th Street, Independence, Mo., on Dec. 29, 2015. Jacobs and Wilson are also charged with aiding and abetting each other to brandish a firearm – a Jimenez Arms 9mm pistol – during this crime of violence. Jacobs, who has a prior felony conviction, is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The superseding indictment also alleges that Jacobs and Wilson stole $3,788 at gunpoint from UMB Bank, 1800 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 23, 2015.
In addition to the bank robberies, Jacobs is charged with three armed robberies at Kansas City, Mo., businesses: the Burger King at 3441 Main St. on Dec. 22, 2015; the Family Dollar Store at 3726 Broadway on Dec. 21, 2015; and the Taco Bell at 123 E. Linwood Blvd. on Dec. 20, 2015.
The federal indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require Jacobs and Wilson to forfeit to the government any property obtained from the proceeds of the alleged offenses, including $8,116, which represents the total amount of money stolen in the robberies.
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rudolph R. Rhodes, IV. It was investigated by the Independence, Mo., Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.