FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2010
LEAVENWORTH MAN SENTENCED TO 11+ YEARS IN LENEXA BANK ROBBERY, HIGH SPEED CHASE
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Isha Jackson, 34, Leavenworth, Kan., has been sentenced to 142 months in federal prison for robbing a bank in Lenexa, Kan., U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said today.
Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery. According to court documents, on Sept. 21, 2009, Jackson entered Wachovia Bank at 12000 West 95th in Lenexa, Kan., pointed a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver at tellers and demanded money.
Police responding to bank’s alarm spotted Jackson’s car and pursued him. Jackson led police on a high speed chase until he crashed the car near 87th street. He was ordered to pay more than $13,000 in restitution for damage to a car he struck during the chase and damage to the Enterprise rental car he was driving.
Welch commended the Lenexa Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton for their work on the case.