Cooper County bank among one of 11 robberies in six states

4 years 1 month 6 days ago Wednesday, September 09 2015 Sep 9, 2015 Wednesday, September 09, 2015 2:00:00 PM CDT September 09, 2015 in News
By: Annie Rice, KOMU Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - A man from Arkansas pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a series of armed robberies at a Cooper County bank and 11 other businesses across six states. 

Timothy Patrick Hoyt, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, admitted that he used what appeared to be a handgun to rob Alliant Bank in Blackwater and 11 other businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.

The handgun was actually a pellet gun Hoyt shoplifted from a Walmart near Blackwater before using it to rob Alliant Bank, the only bank robbed in the spree.

Hoyt robbed four Subway restaurants, two Papa Murphy's Pizza restaurants, a Sally Beauty Supply store, a Domino's Pizza, a Godfather's Pizza restaurant and a Payless ShoeSource store. 

Hoyt pleaded guilty to a total of four counts filed in four different federal districts, all of which were transfered to the Western District of Missouri. Hoyt is subject to a sentence of 20 years in federal prison without parole. 

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