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Illinois Man Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

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

Paducah, KY – A Metropolis, Illinois man was sentenced today to 8 years and 4 months in federal prison followed by a 3-year term of supervised release for robbing a bank in Lone Oak, Kentucky. There is no parole in the federal system.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge Jodi Cohen of the FBI Louisville Field Office, and Sheriff Ryan Norman of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement.

According to court documents, on May 10, 2021, Reginald R. Thomas, 67, entered the FNB bank branch in Lone Oak wearing gloves and a mask. He was carrying a large shovel and demanded money from a teller. Thomas stole $11,650 and fled to Illinois where he was subsequently arrested. No one was injured during the robbery. 

The case was investigated by the FBI Paducah Satellite Office and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Metropolis Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond McGee, of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office, prosecuted the case.


Updated April 26, 2023