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Tulsa Man Sentenced to Federal Prison
For Cherokee County Bank Robbery



March 8, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A Tulsa man has been sentenced to 52 months n federal prison for robbing a bank in Cherokee County, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Roland D. Ross, 23, Tulsa, Okla., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, Ross admitted that on July 21, 2011, he and another man robbed the CBW Bank in Weir, Kan. Witness statements indicated the other robber had a red hand towel over his hand as if to conceal a gun and warned a teller that she needed to move more quickly or she would be shot. The robbers fled with the stolen money in a small gold car. They were arrested later that afternoon in Webb City, Mo. Investigators found marked money from the bank robbery in their possession.

Co-defendant Derrick D. McDonald, 39, Tulsa, Okla., is awaiting jury trial.

Grissom commended the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Webb City Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.