Evansville Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 27, 2009|
INDIANAPOLIS—Ronald W. Komonce, 52, Evansville, Indiana, was sentenced to 151 months in prison late yesterday by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young following his guilty plea to bank robbery, announced Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. This case was the result of a investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Evansville Police Department.
On March 13, 2009, Komonce entered the Integra Bank branch located at 1718 North Fares, Evansville, Indiana, wearing a mask, wig, sunglasses, flannel shirt, and carrying what appeared to be a silver pistol. Komonce displayed the pistol and demanded money from three bank tellers. The tellers complied by placing the money in a plastic bag. After obtaining $13,480, Komonce fled the bank on foot. Witnesses reported a description and route of travel of the fleeing bank robber. Komonce was tracked down and arrested. After his arrest, Komonce admitted his involvement in the robbery.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young also imposed three years supervised release following Komonce’s release from prison.