Central Missouri man gets 7 years for robbing post office

4 years 1 month 23 hours ago Wednesday, April 22 2015 Apr 22, 2015 Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:16:21 AM CDT April 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Central Missouri man has been sentenced to seven years in prison without parole after he pleaded guilty to robbing a U.S. Post Office last year.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports a Jefferson City federal judge sentenced 39-year-old Lucas W. Branstetter of Kingdom City on Tuesday. He was accused of stealing more than $300 from the Kingdom City post office in July 2014.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson said Branstetter was sentenced as a career offender due to his extensive criminal record, which includes at least 12 felony convictions.

 

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