Rockaway Beach Man Sentenced for Six Bank Robberies
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 11, 2013|
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Rockaway Beach, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for six bank robberies, including two in Columbia and Sedalia, Missouri.
Kenneth Dewain Parker, 49, of Rockaway Beach, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to eight years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Parker to pay $22,362 in restitution.
On July 30, 2012, Parker pleaded guilty to several separate federal indictments. Parker admitted that he stole $2,500 from U.S. Bank in Columbia on September 3, 2010, and that he stole $9,150 from Union Savings Bank in Sedalia on September 21, 2010. Those offenses were charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Nov. 2, 2010.
Parker also pleaded guilty to charges in two separate cases that were transferred to the Western District of Missouri. In a case from the District of Oregon, Parker admitted that he stole $3,585 from Liberty Bank in Eugene, Oregon, on July 30, 2010; that he stole $2,203 from Umpqua Bank in Salem, Oregon, on August 17, 2010; and that he stole $2,385 from Key Bank in Portland, Oregon, on August 23, 2010. In a case from the Northern District of Iowa, Parker admitted that he robbed Bank of the West in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on August 31, 2010.
These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. The case in the Western District of Missouri was investigated by the FBI, the Columbia, Missouri Police Department; the Sedalia, Missouri Police Department; the University City, Missouri Police Department; the Brentwood, Missouri Police Department; and the Taney County, Missouri Sheriff’s Department.
This news release, as well as additional information about the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, is available online at http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/index.html.