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Bank Robber Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

A St. Louis man, Walter W. Wallace, Jr., 26, convicted of Armed Bank Robbery of the Caseyville, Ill., branch of the First Collinsville Bank, and Interference with Commerce by Armed Robbery of the Granite City location of Advance America, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison on October 30, 2013, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The court ordered 99 months of the sentence to run consecutively to a 141 month sentence imposed in the Eastern District of Missouri for a bank robbery Wallace committed there, so Wallace will serve a total sentence of 20 years in federal prison for the robbery spree which began on March 1, 2011, and ended on April 30, 2011 (there is no parole in the federal system).

Following release from imprisonment, Wallace will serve 3 years supervised release. Wallace was also ordered to make restitution for the amount stolen, pay a fine, and pay a $200 special assessment. Wallace pleaded guilty to the charges on August 2, 2013. Wallace has been in custody since his arrest on May 3, 2011.

Updated February 19, 2015