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sikeston man pleads guilty to lebanon bank robbery

September 26, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Sikeston, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing a Lebanon, Mo., bank.

Larry Gene Enloe, 52, of Sikeston, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England to the charge contained in an Aug. 29, 2012, federal indictment.

Enloe admitted that he stole $2,350 from Commerce Bank on Aug. 21, 2012.

According to court documents, Enloe entered Commerce Bank, 224 W. Commercial St., Lebanon, at about 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2012. Enloe approached the teller counter and presented a bank robbery note (written on the back of a Walmart receipt) to the teller.  The note read, "10 seconds. Put all your money in the bag now. No one gets hurt."

The teller handed Enloe $2,350 and he put the cash in a white plastic bag and walked out of the bank.

While conducting a search of the area, Lebanon police officers located Enloe near a local bus station. He was questioned and transported to the police station where he was searched; officers found $2,350 hidden in his socks.

Under federal statutes, Enloe is subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000. 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 Steven Mohlhenrich. It was investigated by the Lebanon, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.

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