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Felon Sentenced for Robbing a Bank with a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Mitchell Finley, 57, of St. Louis County, was sentenced to fifty-one (51) months in prison for his role in robbing a bank.  Finley appeared today in front of U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.   

According to court documents, on April 13, 2019, Finley walked into the Midwest Bank Centre on Lemay Ferry Road in south St. Louis County.  He went up to the teller, placed a white bag on the counter and told the teller that this is a robbery.  The teller complied, placing $4,131.00 in the bag.  Finley left the bank and went to a restaurant in the same plaza as the bank.  Law enforcement officers responded to the scene and found Finley in the restaurant with a backpack next to him. The backpack contained the clothing he word during the bank robbery and the stolen money.  Finley possessed an unloaded Beretta pistol in his waistband. 

Finley pleaded guilty on September 30, 2019 to one count of committing a bank robbery and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Louis County Police investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Paul D’Agrosa is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Updated January 15, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime