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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


BRADLEY J. SCHLOZMAN



Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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JANUARY 23, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


RAYMONDVILLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK ROBBERY


            SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raymondville, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing the Bank of Mansfield in Norwood, Mo.


             Roger Lynn Turnbough, 65, of Raymondville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr this morning to the charge contained in a Dec. 20, 2006, federal indictment.


             By pleading guilty today, Turnbough admitted that he robbed the Bank of Mansfield, 298 W. Norwood Ave., in Norwood, with an object that appeared to be a handgun on Dec. 5, 2006.


            Under federal statutes, Turnbough could be subject to a sentence of up to 25 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000 and an order of restitution. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas C. Bunch. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


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