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Two face federal charges for bank robberies in New Orleans area

6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Friday, January 27 2017 Jan 27, 2017 January 27, 2017 12:19 PM January 27, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Dwayne Anthony "Butter" Winans Jr

NEW ORLEANS - Two men are facing federal charges after they were accused of being involved in bank robberies in New Orleans and Slidell.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office says 22-year-old Dwayne Anthony "Butter" Winans Jr. and 21-year-old Bryson Tuesno are charged together in connection with the Aug. 15 robberies. One occurred at a Regions Bank in New Orleans, the other was at a Gulf Coast Bank in Slidell.

Winans is also accused of another New Orleans bank robbery that occurred Aug. 4 in which the FBI says he disguised himself as a woman, and two Aug. 12 carjackings.

Both Winans and Tueseno are charged with obstruction of justice for destroying a Toyota Camry that Winans is accused of stealing.

It's unclear whether the men have attorneys.

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