OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MATT J. WHITWORTH
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
JUNE 10, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KC MAN SENTENCED FOR ARMED BANK ROBBERY
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for armed bank robbery.
Rashaud S. Shelton, 19, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays this afternoon to 11 years and nine months in federal prison without parole.
On March 11, 2009, Shelton pleaded guilty to stealing $64,767 from Central Bank, 834 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, on Dec. 26, 2007. Shelton also pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm during the commission of that crime.
Shelton admitted that he and co-defendant Jeffrey A. Baker, 20, of Overland Park, Kan., entered the bank together. Baker approached a teller, slid a garbage bag into the teller window and instructed him to put “everything in the bag.” Shelton, armed with a handgun, approached a manager and demanded more money. Shelton was escorted to the vault area, where the manager handed him more money, which Shelton placed in a sack.
Baker pleaded guilty to his role in the bank robbery on March 19, 2009, and awaits sentencing.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce E. Clark. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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