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October 27, 2015

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced in Dacotah Bank Robbery

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Bank Robbery was sentenced on October 26, 2015 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Rickey Daniel Starks, age 45, was sentenced to 48 months in custody, to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay over $8,700 in restitution.

Starks was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 17, 2015. He pled guilty to Bank Robbery on June 30, 2015.

On March 5, 2015, the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at Dacotah Bank on East 10th Street in Sioux Falls. Information relayed to the officers was that a man walked in the front door of the bank wearing quite distinctive clothing, a ski mask and carrying a backpack. He demanded money and waved what appeared to be a gun in the air. Video from the bank’s surveillance cameras confirmed the information the police had received. Portions of the video were released to the local news media and several sources contacted law enforcement indicating the robber’s identity.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis R. Holmes prosecuted the case.

Starks was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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