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Guilty plea in 2011 Ottawa bank robbery

By The Herald Staff | 2/7/2014

A Virginia, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to robbing Great Southern Bank in July 2011 in Ottawa and also to kidnapping his estranged wife in Minnesota, according to The Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune.

Timothy Glen Caskey, 42, admitted in federal court Thursday in Minnesota to kidnapping Roberta Caskey in July 2011 and driving her across the state line against her will.

A Virginia, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to robbing Great Southern Bank in July 2011 in Ottawa and also to kidnapping his estranged wife in Minnesota, according to The Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune.

Timothy Glen Caskey, 42, admitted in federal court Thursday in Minnesota to kidnapping Roberta Caskey in July 2011 and driving her across the state line against her will.

“In addition, Caskey pleaded guilty to robbing the Great Southern Bank in Ottawa, Kansas, on July 15, 2011,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota.

Caskey was formally charged with the bank robbery in October 2011 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas, according to Herald archives. A complaint from the Kansas U.S. Attorney’s Office said “Caskey entered the bank and gave a teller a note stating: ‘Give me all your 100’s, 50’s, 20’s. Do it now, I have a gun,’ or words to that effect.”

Caskey then took the money and left the bank, the complaint said. No one was injured in the incident.

Caskey was arrested Aug. 9 in Mexico by U.S. Marshals and FBI agents on federal and state kidnapping charges for abducting his then 44-year-old estranged wife, Roberta Lynn Caskey, July 14, 2011. He also was arrested on false imprisonment and parole violation charges.

About a week after the bank robbery, Minnesota police identified Caskey as a person of interest because he was suspected of kidnapping his estranged wife.

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