I-55 Bandit Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 20, 2013|
ST. LOUIS, MO—Andrew Maberry, 19, O’Fallon, Illinois, whom the FBI referred to as the I-55 Bandit, entered a guilty plea to bank robbery, including the July 2, 2013 robbery of the Commerce Bank in Jefferson County, Missouri. He entered his plea before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry, in St. Louis.
According to court documents, on July 2, 2013, Maberry robbed the Commerce Bank in Arnold, Missouri. He also admitted with his plea agreement to nine other robberies in five states: May 15, 2013, U.S. Bank in Crystal City, Missouri; May 21, 2013, First State Community Bank in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; May 6, 2013, Scott Credit Union in Edwardsville, Illinois; June 5, 2013, Harford Bank in Bel Air, Maryland; June 9, 2013, TD Bank located in Essex, Maryland; July 19, 2013, Wells Fargo Bank in Bel Air, Maryland; July 24, 2013 Susquehanna Bank in Ocean City, Maryland; July 30, 2013 Huntington National Bank in Hurricane, West Virginia; and August 14, 2013 Bank of Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee. On September 10, 2013, a multi-state press release was issued that included bank security camera photographs of the robber who had been dubbed the I-55 Bandit. The FBI here and in other districts received numerous phone calls from individuals stating that they know Andrew Maberry. On the same date, the FBI in St. Louis was contacted and told that the I-55 Bandit wanted to turn himself in, and on September 11, 2013, Andrew Caleb Maberry turned himself in to the FBI in St. Louis.
Bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies from several states. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.