Archive for Thursday, June 11, 2009

Leavenworth bank robber sentenced to 49 years in prison

June 11, 2009

Kevin Tommie Hall, 49, has been sentenced to 594 months without parole in federal prison for robbing a bank in Leavenworth, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said today.

Hall was convicted in October on one count of armed bank robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

Evidence presented during the trial showed that on Nov. 7, 2006, Hall used a shotgun to rob the Mid-American Bank and Trust Company at 401 Delaware in Leavenworth. About 15 minutes after the robbery, police arrested Hall following a high speed chase in which law enforcement officials used stop sticks to disable Hall's vehicle as it entered Wyandotte County.

Previously, Hall was convicted in 1984 on a charge of bank robbery and in 1992 on charges of armed bank robbery and carrying a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. As a result, he was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

In the current case, co-defendant James L. Morrison pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison.

Welch commended the Leavenworth Police Department, the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Basehor Police Department, the Johnson County Crime Lab, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Hare for their work on the case.

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