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First Of Two Bank Robbers Sentenced For Central Illinois Bank Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

Springfield, Ill. – A Logan County, Ill., man, Robert D. McKissic, 33, of Lake Fork, Ill., will serve nearly 12 years in prison for the armed robberies of two rural central Illinois banks. U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough yesterday ordered that McKissic serve a total of 140 months (11 years, 8 months) in prison. McKissic was ordered to serve 119 months (9 years, 11 months) plus an additional, consecutive 21 months, because McKissic was under federal supervised release when the bank robberies were committed in September and October 2012. McKissic was further ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $46,977 to the banks.

McKissic pled guilty on Apr. 30, 2013, to committing armed bank robberies of the Bank of Chestnut, in Chestnut, Ill., on Sept. 17, 2012, and Kenney Bank and Trust, Kenney, Ill., on Oct. 24, 2012. McKissic’s co-defendant, Robert D. Allspach, 26, also of Lake Fork, Ill., pled guilty on Apr. 30, 2013, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 16, 2013.

The two men were charged in a federal criminal complaint in December 2012, and have remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since their arrest.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Illinois State Police; the Logan County Sheriff’s Office; DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office; Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office; the Buffalo / Mechanicsburg Police Department; and the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015