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Ball Cap Bandit tells his story

Cedrick Hicks faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Brand new court documents filed by his attorneys laid out his side of the story. Cedrick Hicks faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Brand new court documents filed by his attorneys laid out his side of the story.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The serial bank robber known as the Ball Cap Bandit said he's sorry, and asked for a lighter prison sentence.

Cedrick Hicks faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Brand new court documents filed by his attorneys laid out his side of the story. Abused as a child, abusing drugs as a young teenager, and now a repentant criminal.

In December, Hicks pleaded guilty to 11 bank robberies in Alabama, and a 12th in Tennessee. The crimes dotted the map in seemingly random places. Hamilton, Cullman, Rogersville, Albertville, Huntsville, Priceville, and Guntersville just to name a few. In all, $60,000 was stolen.

The Ball Cap Bandit's attorney said his client was ready to start his life over and wanted to become a positive example for his son instead of the criminal and drug addict that he was.

Newly released court documents said he committed the desperate acts because he wanted to either die or return to prison where he would receive a bed and meals. According to the court documents, Hicks first started drinking and smoking marijuana at 15-years-old, using half a gram of cocaine a day by 26, took two to three ecstasy pills every day, along with the drugs and alcohol use, and consumed between $50 and $100 of crack cocaine right before authorities captured him.

The Ball Cap Bandit's attorney said his client wrote letters to all of the tellers involved in each bank robbery, and prayed for them daily. Cedrick Hicks requested a judge reduce his sentence to six and a half years in federal prison instead of the more than a decade maximum he currently faces.

Cedrick Lamond Hicks' sentencing date will be on April 30.

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