“Dracula” Bandit Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Prison


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

Nathaniel Little, Jr., 43, of Decatur, Georgia, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr., to serve more than 20 years in prison on charges of armed bank robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

United States Attorney David E. Nahmias said in a press statement, “Today’s sentence drives a stake into the heart of a simple yet dangerous crime: robbing banks. This “Dracula” bandit will now spend many nights in the dark and confined cavern of a prison cell. In this scary economy, robbing banks may seem like a quick way for criminals to get money, but the real horror begins once they caught.”

FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Gregory Jones said, “The FBI would like to thank the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and the DeKalb County Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. It was with their help the FBI was able to successfully track Little and ultimately remove an armed and dangerous criminal from our community.”

Little was sentenced to 20 years in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of $14,669. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges on November 12, 2008.

According to US Attorney Nahmias and the information presented in court: On the morning of August 23, 2006, Little, wearing a Count Dracula mask, walked into the CDC Federal Credit Union on Brandywine Road in Atlanta with a semi-automatic gun in his hand. He placed a bag on the counter and, while pointing the gun, yelled at the tellers to fill it up. After getting the money, the defendant fled the bank.

A little over a month later, on September 29, 2006, LITTLE robbed the same CDC Federal Credit Union in the same way: he walked in wearing a Dracula mask and carrying a semi-automatic handgun, he placed a bag on the counter and, while pointing the gun at the tellers, he ordered them to fill up his bag.

At one point during this robbery, Little shouted at a teller, “Don’t make me have to shoot you.” After getting the money, he fled the bank.

FBI special agents later tracked a car that had been parked near the robbery and, after a lengthy investigation, located key witnesses, which helped investigators identify Little, who had been arrested on unrelated state charges after the robberies.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the FBI, and Assistant United States Attorney Matthew T. Jackson prosecuted the case.

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the former blog editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Recently, the editors at Examiner.com appointed him as their Law Enforcement Examiner. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for NewswithViews.com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 300 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. If you wish to receive Kouri’s emailed law enforcement and intelligence reports, write to him at COPmagazine@aol.com. Simply write “Free Subscription” on the subject line.

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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