Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery

9 years 6 months 2 weeks ago November 09, 2007 Nov 9, 2007 Friday, November 09 2007 Friday, November 09, 2007 8:48:51 AM CST in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - An Illinois man who robbed a bank in the northeast Missouri town Hannibal is sentenced to 20 years in prison. Clarence Waters of Rockport, Illinois, pleaded guilty in July and was sentenced Thursday in federal court. Waters also faces state charges for allegedly assaulting a bank teller and a customer. That trial begins in February. A co-defendant, 22-year-old Shiaji-Shima Skuko Small of Monroe City, will be sentenced next month. The robbery occurred in March at the Bank of Hannibal. Authorities say Waters walked into a real estate office with a sawed-off shotgun, struck a customer in the head, took a hostage and went to the bank next door. He got $7,400 and the couple drove away. The injured real estate customer flagged down a police officer.

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