Man convicted of 11 bank robberies sentenced to 7 years in jail

Cedric Hicks, in the orange clothing, during a recent court hearing. (WHNT News 19)

Cedric Hicks, in the orange clothing, during a recent court hearing. (WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man convicted of 11 separate bank robberies was sentenced to 87 months in jail and to pay $64,048 in restitution Wednesday.

Cedrick Lamond Hicks was at the federal courthouse in Huntsville for his sentencing hearing at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hicks pleaded guilty to all 11 counts of bank robbery in April.

He robbed 10 banks in Alabama and one in Tennessee.  Those robberies happened between February and November of 2012.

Hicks spoke at the hearing, saying, “although the media has called me the ball cap bandit, I have a name. I’m Cedrick Lamond Hcks. I had a life before this. I’m a father, son, brother, nephew and husband. I’m not a career criminal. I allowed myself to fall into a pitfall of alcohol and drug abuse.

“I want to give a public apology to all the victims I’ve affected. I want to apologize to my own family,” he added.

6 comments

  • Beauford T. Justice

    Wow just wow. Our justice system isn’t very just anymore. If you are a drunk driving rich kid who takes 4 lives you get probation. If you are LEO and shoot an innocent citizen to de@th you get a paid vacation and keep your job. If you are a teacher and r@pe a student you might get 30 days in lockup. If you were to get convicted of cannabis possession 3 times you could spend the rest of your life in prison (for possessing a plant and harming no one). The disparity in sentencing in this country is becoming criminal !!!

  • nuclear mike

    This is an injustice to all law abiding citizens who put their faith in the judicial system. Bank robbing is a “sport” now with little consequences as to serious prison time. Him saying that he is not a career criminal is just like being a “sandlot round ballplayer” when I need a little cash. 10 year minimum!!!

  • Skillpot

    “7 years,” but, where is he going to get some rehab? And, who is qualified to give him rehab?

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