Alabama Resident Sentenced for Bank Robbery
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on March 21, 2017, George David Treece, 38, of Alabama, was sentenced for bank robbery. Treece received a term of imprisonment of 115 months to be followed by a three year term of supervised release. Treece was also ordered to pay a $300 fine, a $100 special assessment, and $345 in restitution to the Farmers State Bank. Treece has been held without bond since his arrest on a criminal complaint on August 29, 2016.
The charge arose when, on August 26, 2016, Treece entered the Farmers State Bank in Central City, Illinois, and demanded money from a bank teller. After the teller removed the money from her drawer and placed it on the counter, Treece took the money and left. Treece led police on a high speed chase in an effort to evade capture. The chase ended when Treece crashed his vehicle. Later that day, Treece admitted robbing the bank.
The case was investigated by the Central City Police Department, Centralia Police Department, Wamac Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.