Federal Judge Sentences Man to Nearly Eight Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Handgun in Chicago
ROCKFORD — An Ogle County man was sentenced today to nearly four years in federal prison for robbing a bank in Rochelle, Ill.
RODNEY BEESE, 64, of Rochelle, Ill., admitted in a plea agreement that on July 6, 2021, he entered Central Bank Illinois, 340 May Mart Dr., approached the teller counter, and presented a note demanding $20’s, $50’s, and $100’s from the drawer. Beese received $100 in cash from the teller and then left the bank.
U.S. District Judge Iain D. Johnston imposed a 46-month prison sentence after a hearing in federal court in Rockford.
The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI. The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Ladd.