Guilty plea in Diamondhead credit union robbery

Aleisha Landry and Jessie Landry (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Aleisha Landry and Jessie Landry (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - A Louisiana woman was sentenced this week to 15 years for her part in the 2012 robbery of the Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead. Prosecutors said Aleisha Landry pulled off the heist with her husband, Jessie Landry.

According to District Attorney Joel Smith, Aleisha Landry admitted going into the credit union before the robbery to check out the security measures. She also drove the get-away car. Days after the crime, authorities said they captured Aleisha and her husband in Louisiana.

During her sentencing, Aleisha admitted to committing the crime because of her addiction to illegal narcotics. So in addition to her time behind bars, she must also complete the Mississippi Department of Corrections' long-term drug and alcohol treatment program. She had no prior felony convictions.

Jessie Landry is scheduled to stand trial on April 21 for charges related to his apparent role in the case. His wife is expected to testify at his trial.

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