HOUSTON – Three men are expected to make their
appearances in federal court for aiding and abetting bank robbery and aiding
and abetting brandishing a firearm in relation to robbing the Woodforest
National Bank, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Originally charged by criminal complaint, a federal grand
jury returned the two- count indictment Aug.
28, 2019, against Thaddeaues Williams, 21, Andre Palmer-Gilliams, 28, and
Tydreic Sublet, 19, all of Houston. They are set to appear for their
arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena Palermo today at 10:00.
The charges allege Williams jumped the counter of the
bank and took an unspecified amount of money. Palmer-Gilliams allegedly entered
the Woodforest National Bank while brandishing a firearm and stole money from a
customer who was using the ATM inside the bank. Sublet entered the bank, while also brandishing a firearm, pointing it at
customers and tellers, according to the allegations. Sublet also allegedly
disarmed the security guard and took his firearm before the three men exited
The security guard was able to get a make, model and
first letter of the license plate of the get-away vehicle, and officers were
quickly able to locate it, according to the charges. Officers commanded them to
stop but Sublet, the driver, allegedly refused and a chase ensued. The charges
allege the vehicle ultimately crashed into a ditch, at which time the three men
proceeded to run on foot. Authorities caught them and located four firearms -
one of which belonged to the security guard - and the money allegedly stolen
from the bank, according to the allegations.
Houston Police Department and FBI Violent Crime Task Force conducted the
investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill Stotts is prosecuting the