User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Columbia Man Sentenced To Life In Prison; No Parole
Posted by Randy on 2013/10/1 6:50:00 (619 reads) News by the same author

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for two bank robberies in Columbia.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Eddie Prince Roberts, 40, of Columbia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey to life in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Roberts to pay $4,468 in restitution.

On Dec. 6, 2012, Roberts was found guilty at trial of two counts of bank robbery. Roberts has prior convictions for six earlier bank robberies.

Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Roberts stole $8,260 from Landmark Bank in Columbia on May 8, 2012. During the robbery, Roberts – who had both hands in his pockets – threatened to shoot a bank employee and ordered the employee to take him to the vault. When the employee was unable to open the vault, Roberts began punching him in the face. Roberts then ran to another teller, jumped onto the counter, and took all the money she had. As he was leaving the bank, a customer tried to stop him and Roberts punched him in the face.

Roberts’s truck was found a short time later, stuck by the river after attempting to elude the police. Officers pursued on foot; Roberts resisted arrest and fought with one of the officers. During the struggle, the officer’s firearm was discharged and Roberts was wounded.

Evidence also indicated that Roberts stole $4,468 from Boone County National Bank in Columbia on April 23, 2012. During that robbery, Roberts ordered a teller to give him all of the money in her drawer. Roberts jumped on the counter and rifled through the teller drawers, putting money into a black trash bag. Surveillance video from nearby businesses captured images of Roberts leaving the bank in the same black Ram pickup that he used a couple of weeks later to rob Landmark Bank.

Roberts was convicted of bank robbery in Kansas in 1993 and, in a separate case in Kansas in 1993, of four bank robberies. Roberts was also convicted of bank robbery in Missouri in 2000.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony P. Gonzalez. It was investigated by the FBI, the Columbia, Mo., Police Department, the Miller County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Cooper County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Boonville, Mo., Police Department.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/3/3 6:42:26 - Two Arrested By Grundy County Sheriff
2015/3/3 6:40:00 - Grundy County Sheriff Enters World Of Social Media
2015/3/3 6:38:43 - Bethany Man Injured In Early Morning Accident
2015/3/3 6:36:17 - Twenty Grundy County Entities Not Holding Election
2015/3/3 6:31:41 - Bishop Hogan Memorial School At Chillicothe To Hold Fundraiser
2015/3/3 5:43:01 - Head-On Collision Kills Ridgeway Man, Closes I-35
2015/3/3 4:18:07 - Mom Convicted Of Killing Son, 5, By Poisoning Him With Salt
2015/3/3 4:13:51 - US Considers Banning Type Of Popular Rifle Ammunition
2015/3/3 4:10:05 - Teacher Found Hanged In Southern California High School Classroom
2015/3/3 4:05:34 - Bill Clinton's Official Portrait Includes Shadow Of Monica Lewinsky's Infamous Blue Dress, Artist Says
2015/3/3 3:58:05 - Columbia Man , 88, Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Wife
2015/3/3 3:54:41 - Police: Woman Falls Through Ice, Dies Trying To Retrieve Dog
2015/3/3 3:52:07 - Body-Camera Maker Has Financial Ties To Police Chiefs
2015/3/2 13:10:00 - Mercer Cardinal Coaches Shows For Monday, 3/2/15
2015/3/2 10:41:34 - Grundy R-5 Coaches Shows For Monday, 3/2/15
2015/3/2 9:45:56 - Grand River Conference Balances Divisions With Braymer Move To The West
2015/3/2 9:32:24 - Nine Injured In Weather Related Accidents Over The Weekend
2015/3/2 9:28:26 - Chillicothe Holds Off Trenton, Win District 15 Semifinal, 47-36
2015/3/2 9:18:17 - Amateur Radio Emergency Service Groups Sponsors Class
2015/3/2 9:10:00 - Back-2-Back Region Champs: Lady Pirates Beat St. Louis In OT
2015/3/2 5:24:37 - Green City Man Transported To Hospital After Accident
2015/3/2 4:37:18 - Huge Marijuana Bust At California Border Crossing Nets 15 Tons
2015/3/2 4:33:24 - Massachusetts Police: Teen's Text Encouraged Friend To Commit Suicide
2015/3/2 4:20:52 - Missouri Gun Murder Rate Second Highest In The United States
2015/3/2 4:13:18 - Man Accused Of Throwing Rocks At Patrol Car, Kicking Officer
2015/3/2 4:09:44 - Missouri Issues Licenses To Grow Hemp For Epilepsy Patients
2015/3/2 4:05:05 - Shatner Defends Absence From Nimoy's Funeral
2015/3/2 4:01:10 - Man Says Iphone Exploded In Pocket
2015/3/2 3:58:46 - 14-Year-Old Girl Killed After Facebook Spat, Planned Videotaped Fight
2015/3/2 3:56:04 - One Boy Dies, 2 Injured After Falling Through Icy Pond



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM