Man officially charged in attempted robbery of Humboldt bank
JACKSON, Tenn. — The man accused of trying to rob a Humboldt bank and shooting a bank employee in the process has been indicted on three federal charges. Dominic Williams, 39, who recently relocated to Humboldt from California, is charged with one count of attempted bank robbery, one count of using a dangerous weapon and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. If convicted, Williams will face a statutory maximum sentence of life in federal prison, according to the release. Williams is accused of going to the Humboldt home of a woman who worked at BancorpSouth around 7 a.m. March 18 and hiding in her carport before forcing her at gunpoint to drive to the bank. He is accused of forcing the employee to open the bank and then shooting her when she was unable to open the bank safe. He then fled through a back window, according to police. This case was investigated by the Humboldt Police Department, Gibson County Sheriff‘s Office, West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The government‘s case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Wilson.