Marshall man sentenced for robbing bank in May

Friday, September 14, 2007

A 35-year-old Marshall man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for robbing Community Bank of Marshall's Sweet Springs branch in May.

The U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday, Sept. 12, that Jeffrey Lee Wright was sentenced to 41 months without parole in federal prison for robbing the bank.

Wright stole $10,594 from the bank May 4.

According to the original charging document, Wright entered the bank at approximately 3:55 p.m. and allegedly inquired about checking accounts before asking a bank employee if she could break two $100 bills.

After moving from the customer service desk to the teller counter, Wright then demanded "all the money," and told the bank employee, "it's not worth your life."

As he spoke, Wright clutched a canvas bag hanging on his side and implied he had a weapon.

The bank employee began emptying the teller drawers and piling the money on the counter.

Wright reached his arms across the teller counter, scooped up the pile of money, and left in his vehicle.

Law enforcement investigators traced the vehicle used in the robbery to Wright who was located at a casino in Kansas City where he had been actively gambling.

Wright was arrested as he was leaving the casino.

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