July 11, 2014

Bank Robbers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms

United States Attorney James Santelle announced that four bank robbers were recently sentenced in federal court in Green Bay for charges stemming from a bank robbery on December 27, 2013, of the BMO Harris Bank, located in Black Creek, WI.

Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Samuel H. McGee, (age: 25) of Waukegan, Illinois and Clemmie L. Carter, (age: 23) of Appleton, Wisconsin to 11.5 year terms of prison followed by five years of supervised release. Lucky Charleston, (age: 23) of Fayetteville, Georgia was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release and Yolanda Barnes, (age: 19) of Chicago, Illinois received a 4 year prison term followed by five years of supervised release.

According to documents released in court McGee, Carter, and Charleston entered the bank shortly after it opened on December 27, 2013. All three individuals wore a mask and carried a loaded firearm. McGee, Carter and Charleston pointed their firearms at the bank employees and ordered them to the ground. McGee later pointed the assault style rifle he was carrying at a customer who entered the bank. Carter and Charleston stole money from several bank drawers. They fled the bank in a car driven by Barnes. Several hours after the bank robbery, Town of Menasha Police officers, working in conjunction with investigators from the Outagamie County Sheriff Department, saw a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car. The occupants of that vehicle, identified as Carter, McGee, and Barnes were arrested. Charleston was later found at a motel room where officers recovered bank funds, the firearms used during the bank robbery, and the clothing worn.

This case was investigated by the Outagamie County Sheriff Department, Town of Menasha Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Outagamie County District Attorneys’ Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Roach.