Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:44 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Aug 1, 2012 9:53 PM
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A 64-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbing an Overland Park bank.
Federal prosecutors say Thomas Crowl pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of bank robbery in connection with the May 22 heist at Metcalf Bank in Overland Park. Crowl was arrested the same day at an area hotel.
He told investigators he had been released from prison in 2011 after serving a sentence for bank robbery. He says he then lived in a halfway house and later moved to the VA hospital in Leavenworth County.
Crowl says he was recently told he couldn't stay at the hospital and had nowhere else to live.
Sentencing is set for Oct. 16. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.