Accused Bank Robber to Change Plea to ‘Guilty’

Posted on: 2:51 pm, December 11, 2013, by

032213 Cedric Hicks

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man accused of robbing several banks has decided to change his plea from not-guilty to guilty.

32-year old Cedrick Lamond Hicks has been charged with nine counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery.

Totaled up, the banks were robbed of more than $43,000.  Most of the charges against Hicks are for robberies or attempted robberies that occurred in 2012, though one charge is for 2006 and two are from this year.

The date, location and amount of money stolen are as follows, according to the indictment released in Aug., 2013:

-Dec. 13, 2006, Regions Bank, Madison Street, Huntsville, $3,074.
-Feb. 22, 2012, Regions Banks, Madison Street, Huntsville, $2,870.
-March 23, 2012, First Jackson Bank, Sutton Road, Huntsville, $1,894.
-April 30, 2012, Renasant Bank, U.S. 72 West, Madison, $3,500.
-Aug. 2, 2012, Peoples Bank, U.S. 431 South, Guntersville, $890.
-Aug. 8, 2012, Traditions Bank, Alabama 67 South, Decatur, $7,243.
-Nov. 27, 2012, Regions Banks, Lee Street, Rogersville, $8,009.
-Jan. 7, 2013, Peoples Trust Bank, Military Street South, Hamilton, $9,000.
-March 6, 2013, ServisFirst Bank, Meridian Street, Huntsville, $6,575.

The attempted bank robberies were on Sept. 18, 2012, at Cadence Bank, U.S. 431, Albertville, and on Nov. 26, 2012, at Traditions Bank, Second Avenue NW, Cullman.

Hicks is scheduled to enter his guilty plea on Dec. 18th at 1:30 p.m.

3 comments

  • Sue says:

    Big surprise he is now pleading guilty although the lawyers always encouraged not guilty plead I guess. Unless it is like murders when you say you are guilty then the sentece is less. Guess it saves the court from having to prove anything. His rap sheet says he has been quite busy with his “job”.

  • Glenn says:

    She how do you figure lawyers tell u to plead not guilty probably a court appointed attorney and there sole job is to get you to plead guilty and spare the state as much money as possible I have yet to find a court appointed attorney who has there clients best interest at heart and this comes from a man who has had to use them in the past

  • Sue says:

    Glenn- I haven’t needed a lawyer so I don’t speak from experience. However I have seen a lot of cases- true ones on t.v. If someone is accused of something and go to court rarely do I see them say “guilty”. I guess b/c they would go to jail or prison. They always think they have a chance to be found “not guilty”. I did see some who go to jail and later change their plead to guilty-get off “time served”. They were murder trials. I don’t know if they paid them or court appointed. So if you say the appointed ones do not have their client’s best interest at heart- I do not know. Maybe the paid by clients work.harder. It should be the same. Still they are not saving the state money b/c it cost a lot for the tax payers to keep them im jail.

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