More Bank Robbery Charges Given To So-Called "Takeover Bandits" - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

4/9/08-Tyler

More Bank Robbery Charges Given To So-Called "Takeover Bandits"

Eighteen more charges tonight for these two East Texas brothers dubbed the "Takeover Bandits" by authorities. Derrick Hodges, 34, and Paul Thomas, 40, were initially charged in a six-count indictment in November for robbing a bank in Henderson and another in Crockett.

Wednesday the two appeared in federal court where they were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robberies, as well as five additional bank robberies. That ups the total count of robbery charges to seven and authorities say they could be linked to even more.

Both Hodges and Thomas pled not guilty to the addtional charges. 

Tracy Watler, Reporting tracy@kltv.com

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