United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty plea of JAYVON DOMINIQUE GANT, 28, to one count of bank robbery. GANT, who was charged by criminal complaint on June 7, 2018, entered his guilty plea before Judge Joan N. Ericksen in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to his guilty plea and documents filed in court, on June 7, 2018, GANT entered Premier Bank in Bloomington, Minnesota, and passed a note to the teller that contained a demand for money, followed by a verbal demand of the teller to, “give me all the money and no trackers.” In response to his demand, the teller handed GANT $3,710 and, after receiving the money, GANT fled the bank on foot. Following the robbery, law enforcement officers located GANT at his home in Bloomington. Upon law enforcement’s entry to the residence, GANT jumped from his third floor balcony to the second floor below and then broke the sliding glass door and entered the second floor apartment in an attempt to escape. When confronted by law enforcement on the second floor, GANT jumped from the second floor balcony to the ground level where he was apprehended.