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Hodgenville, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 151 Months In Prison For Robbing Two Banks

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

- Ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,144

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Hodgenville, Kentucky man was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by (3) years of supervised release in U.S. District Court today, by Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II, after admitting to robbing banks located in Hardin and Larue Counties in Kentucky, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Joshua Riley Spangler, age 29, previously admitted in court to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the Cecilian Bank, located at 235 East Western Avenue in Sonora, Kentucky of $1,019. on January 15, 2013.

Further, defendant Spangler admitted to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the  Bank of Buffalo, located at  2441 Greensburg Road in Buffalo, Kentucky of $9,125. on February 27, 2013. Spangler was charged by federal grand jury indictment on November 20, 2013.

Based upon prior convictions for Bank Robbery in Campbellsville and Hodgenville, Judge Heyburn found, pursuant to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, that Spangler was a Career Offender and enhanced Spangler’s sentence by an additional 50 months.

Spangler faced no more than 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 and a three year period of supervised release.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ream, and was investigated by the Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Updated December 19, 2014