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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 21, 2013

Danville Man To Serve 12 ½ Years In Prison For Bank Robbery

URBANA, Ill. – This week, U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey sentenced Frank P. Sutton, 26, of Danville, Ill., to 151 months (12years, 7 months) in prison for robbing a Danville bank last year. At sentencing, on Tuesday, June 18, Sutton was also ordered to pay restitution to the bank in the amount of $1,340.

On Feb. 11, 2013, Sutton pled guilty to the Sept. 14, 2012, robbery of Old National Bank, at 2431 N. Vermilion Street. According to court documents and statements during court proceedings, this is Sutton’s third conviction for bank robbery.

Sutton admitted that on Sept. 14, he approached a bank teller and said, “I’m on a suicide mission,” and handed the teller a note that stated, “I need your money.” The teller handed the defendant $1,340 in U.S. currency and Sutton fled the bank. Several days later, Sutton was arrested in Chicago, where Sutton said he fled by taking a freight train, and used the robbery money to buy heroin.

Sutton has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since he was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the Danville Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller.

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Updated June 22, 2015