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Franklin County Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robberies and Firearm Offense

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 25, 2010
  • Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 22, 2010, JONATHAN WADE BOHN, age 34, of Franklin County, Illinois, pleaded guilty in United States District Court, East St. Louis, Illinois, to a three (3) count indictment charging him with two counts of bank robbery and one count of carrying and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. The statutory penalties applicable to each of the bank robbery counts are up to 25 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to five years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. The statutory penalty applicable to the firearm offense is not less than seven years’ imprisonment up to life imprisonment, consecutive to the sentence imposed on the bank robbery in which the firearm was used, up to a $250,000 fine, up to five years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Sentencing is currently scheduled for January 28, 2011.

According to court documents, on August 15, 2009, another individual drove BOHN to the First Collinsville Bank in Collinsville, Illinois, and waited in his Jeep while BOHN went into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money while displaying a Derringer pistol. The teller gave BOHN the money from her cash drawer.

On August 28, 2009, the other individual drove BOHN to the Banterra Bank in Marion, Illinois, and waited in the Jeep while BOHN went into the bank and presented the teller with a note demanding money while displaying the Derringer pistol. The teller gave BOHN the money in her cash drawer.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Collinsville, Marion, Benton, and West Frankfort Police Departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.