Another 'Scarecrow Bandit' gets long sentence

February 19, 2010 2:26:49 PM PST
Another "Scarecrow Bandit" has drawn a long prison sentence for a series of bank heists. U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle sentenced 30-year-old Jarvis Dupree Ross in Dallas on Friday to 330 years in federal prison without parole for his part in a series of 2008 holdups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

He's the third of seven "Scarecrow Bandits" to receive lengthy prison sentences without parole for their convictions.

Previously, 32-year-old Antonyo Reece was sentenced to 140 years in federal prison for his part in three Dallas-Fort Worth-area bank heists in 2008. Before that, Boyle sentenced 29-year-old gang member Corey Duffey to more than 354 years in prison.

A guilty plea helped 34-year-old Yolanda McDow get a sentence of 15 years and 10 months. Three defendants await sentencing.

The group was called "Scarecrow Bandits" because of loose shirts and floppy hats worn during some robberies.