Former Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Two Bank Robberies
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Kansas City, Mo., man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing banks in Columbia, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo.
Brian Dewitt Unthank, 45, formerly of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to two counts of bank robbery.
By pleading guilty, Unthank admitted that he stole $6,328 from Landmark Bank, 1000 Keenesaw Ridge, Columbia, on June 18, 2010. Unthank also admitted that he stole $18,913 from River Regions Credit Union, 2009 Schotthill Woods Dr., Jefferson City, on June 23, 2010.
Investigators connected Unthank to the two Missouri robberies after he was convicted in August 2011 of robbing a bank in Texas, for which he was sentenced to prison for 10 years.
Under federal statutes, Unthank is subject to a sentence of up to 40 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $500,000. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. It was investigated by the FBI, the Jefferson City, Mo., Police Department, the Columbia, Mo., Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.