Missouri Lawyer Charged in Bank Robbery Due in Court
WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri lawyer-turned-businessman is due in court to face charges of robbing a bank at gunpoint and wounding a state trooper.
Sixty-four-year-old Warren Gladders, of Wentzville, is accused of robbing a Dutzow (DUHT'-zoh) bank on Sept. 20 and shooting a pursuing Missouri Highway Patrol officer. Gladders was also shot during the attempted getaway.
Gladders' first appearance in Warren County Circuit Court was scheduled Tuesday morning.
Authorities have identified Gladders as a suspect in up to six other area bank robberies. The FBI is handling the investigation.
Gladders is president of a small laundry equipment repair company.
He practiced law in Wentzville, but The Missouri Bar says he asked last year to have his license classified as inactive. The Bar's official directory of Missouri attorneys now lists him as such.