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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 25, 2017

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery in Osage City

WICHITA, KAN. – A Missouri man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank in Osage City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

Hunter Lee Prewitt, 28, Mountain Grove, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. He admitted he robbed the Landmark National Bank at 106 South 6th Street in Osage City. Prewitt gave a teller a note saying: “This a robbery. Give me all one hundreds, fifties and twenties.” He left the bank with cash and drove away in a white pickup truck.

 

Starting with a description of the truck, investigators obtained video surveillance photos and followed Prewitt’s movements including a stop at a gas station in Osage City before the robbery and a pawn shop in Lyndon, Kan. The Missouri Highway Patrol used that information to identify a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup registered to Prewitt. A crime intelligence analyst with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of law enforcement tag readers and he found more information on Prewitt and the truck. Prewitt was arrested outside Springfield, Mo.

 

Sentencing is set for Dec. 18. Bank robbery carries a penalty of up to 20 years in a federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

 

Beall commended the FBI, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Heart of America Computer Forensics Laboratory and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

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Updated September 25, 2017