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February 28, 2013

Jackson, Miss – Stuart Lee Vance, 39, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced to 94 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for the September 2008 armed bank robbery of Great Southern National Bank in Meridian, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen. Vance was also ordered to pay $2,910.00 in restitution.

Vance was also tied to a series of bank robberies in Ohio, which began with the August 2008, robbery of National City Bank in Kettering, Ohio. He was nicknamed by authorities as the “Rush Hour Robber.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Meridian Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Helen Wall.





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