A second suspect charged in the 2022 armed robbery of the Tisbury Rockland Trust has agreed to plead guilty in the case.

Tevin Porter, of Bridgeport, Conn., was indicted by a Massachusetts federal court in April, and earlier this summer signed an agreement with prosecutors saying he will plead guilty to charges of armed bank robbery and conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery. In exchange, prosecutors have recommended a lighter sentence.

Mr. Porter was one of four men charged in the November bank robbery. Prosecutors allege he was with Miquel Jones and Omar Johnson when the three men forced their way through the back door of the Tisbury bank on Nov. 17, wielding at least two handguns and wearing masks.

Authorities say that one of the men held a gun to an employee’s head and made them open the bank’s vault. The men allegedly made off with about $39,000 in a stolen car.

Mr. Porter is accused of leaving the Vineyard with Romane Clayton, another man charged in the case.
As part of the plea agreement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is recommending that Mr. Porter received a lesser amount of jail time and three years of supervised release. An armed robbery charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

Mr. Porter agreed to the deal in July and it was entered into the court files on August 30.

Mr. Johnson was the first suspect to agree to plead guilty in the case, signing an agreement with prosecutors in March. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 26. A further court date for Mr. Porter has not been set yet.

A trial for Mr. Clayton and Mr. Jones is scheduled for December.