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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Second Bank Robbery

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

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Mo., man with a prior felony conviction for bank robbery pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing Guaranty Bank in Springfield.

Donald David Hosey III, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in a Jan. 15, 2019, federal indictment. Hosey has a prior conviction for a nearly identical bank robbery in 2007.

According to court documents, Hosey entered Guaranty Bank, 2109 N. Glenstone in Springfield, on Nov. 29, 2018. He approached a bank teller and passed her a note that said, “Give me all your money. I have a gun don’t make me use it.” The teller complied with the threatening note and gave him $833 from her teller drawer. Hosey then fled from the bank.

Springfield police officers received a tip on Dec. 3, 2018, indicating that Hosey was the person responsible for the bank robbery. They learned that Hosey was staying at the Flagship Inn in Springfield. According to staff at the Flagship Inn, Hosey was behind on his rent but within an hour of the robbery, he repaid all of the back rent owed in cash. Officers contacted Hosey and arrested him.

Under federal statutes, Hosey is subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Carney. It was investigated by the Springfield, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.

Updated January 28, 2019

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