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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fenton Man Sentenced For Smithton Bank Robbery

Jonathon M. Ford, 38, of Fenton, Missouri, was sentenced today in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois, for Bank Robbery, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Ford was sentenced to 64 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $150 fine, as well as a $100 special assessment. Ford pled guilty on June 9, 2015, to charges stemming from a March 19, 2015, bank robbery at Regions Bank in Smithton, Illinois. Ford entered the bank wearing a dark-colored hooded zip up jacket and a black face mask. He then approached a bank teller, pointed a BB gun at the teller, and stated, "I need all of your money." The teller immediately removed $3,872 in United States currency from the drawer and handed it to Ford, who then fled from the bank. Shortly thereafter, Ford was captured by law enforcement officials and all of the stolen money was recovered.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 4, 2016