Sunday, December 21, 2014

Man sentenced in bank robbery

By The Herald Staff | 2/19/2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to 210 months in federal prison for attempting to rob a bank last year in Kincaid as well as another bank in Missouri.

Daniel Lee Waddell, 29, Carthage, Mo., pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release. In his plea, Waddell admitted that on March 5, 2013, he and co-defendant Stephen Hudson drove to Kincaid, where they attempted to rob the Citizens State Bank at 201 N. Commercial St.

After Hudson parked the car near the bank in the small Anderson County community, Waddell got out and pulled on the bank’s doors only to find them locked, the news release said. Waddell returned to the car and the two drove away from the bank. When law enforcement officers pursued them, Waddell fired his gun at the officers before he and Hudson were taken into custody, Grissom said.

Waddell also admitted that on July 2, 2012, he entered the Corner Stone Bank in Langan, Mo., armed with an SKS Chinese rifle, the release said. He walked up to a teller window and shouted: “You’ve got five seconds to do what I say.” Bank employees dropped to the floor behind bulletproof glass and activated an alarm. Waddell fled the bank and drove away with Hudson at the wheel, the release said.

Waddell told investigators he obtained the guns used in the bank robberies while assisting in the tornado cleanup in Joplin, Mo., in May 2011, Grissom said.

Hudson is awaiting sentencing.

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