The former Marine who robbed a Colbert bank twice has received a life sentence for his crimes in Madison County Superior Court. Mark Alexander “Alex” Davis changed his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” recently toward the end of jury selection prior to his bank robbery trial.

He will be eligible for parole in 30 years, according to Northern Judicial Circuit district attorney Bob Lavender.

Davis robbed Colbert’s First Citizens Bank last July 24 and again Aug. 27.

Davis pleaded guilty May 4 to two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault.

Investigators said Davis, a 20-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Lejuene in North Carolina, committed the crimes while in Madison County visiting family last year.

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