Houston Man Sentenced in 2021 ATM Robbery

A Houston man was sentenced last week for his involvement in an ATM robbery that occurred in Madison in 2021. 25-year-old Alton Himes was convicted of bank larceny and sentenced to 19 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Himes was also ordered to pay approximately $100,000 in restitution.

According to court documents, on December 2, 2021, Himes and his three co-defendants approached the ATM belonging to Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in Madison. One of the vehicles that Himes and his co-defendants were driving at that time was a stolen Ford F-350 pickup truck. The truck was stolen from a parking lot located on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings. The group used the stolen truck and towing equipment to physically break into the ATM and remove three cash boxes. After forcefully removing the boxes,the four men stole the boxes and fled the area in the stolen pickup truck. They then traveled across state lines with the stolen cash. The ATM was destroyed in the process and was deemed a total loss, costing over $30,000 to replace. The total amount of cash stolen was $32,300.

Himes, along with Kytorrion Young and Kendrick Kennedy, were arrested in Virginia in October of last year. A fourth man, Keivon Jones, was arrested in Texas a few weeks later. The other three men are each awaiting sentencing.