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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Missouri Man Sentenced to 9+ Years For Overland Park Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday for robbing a bank in Overland Park, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Alvin J. Williams, 24, Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 114 months in federal prison.

Williams pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of using a firearm during the robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on Feb. 27, 2014, he and two co-defendants robbed Inter-State Federal Savings at 8620 Metcalf in Overland Park. They entered the bank about noon and held employees at gunpoint before fleeing with stolen money.

Co-defendant Randy A. Cornelius, 21, Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 57 months, and co-defendant Allen J. Williams, 24, Kansas City, Mo., is awaiting sentencing.

Grissom commended the Overland Park Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt for their work on the case.

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Updated January 27, 2015