TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! Kansas City Bank Robber Gets 9 Years And TWO Life Terms!!!
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KC MAN SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS PLUS TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR TWO ARMED BANK ROBBERIES AND ILLEGAL GUN USE
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on Aug. 30, 2012, for committing two armed bank robberies and using firearms in the commission of crimes of violence.
Michael K. Scott, 56, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 115 months in federal prison without parole for the bank robberies, plus two consecutive life sentences for illegal gun use.
On Jan. 13, 2012, Scott was found guilty at trial of robbing a Kansas City, Mo., bank and a Parkville, Mo., bank, as well as using firearms during the commission of both bank robberies and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Scott stole $169,430 from Bank Midwest, 6430 N. Cosby, Kansas City, on Sept. 2, 2008. Scott and two other men, wearing face coverings and gloves, ordered customers and bank employees to lie on the floor. One robber went to the office of the bank manager and forced him to open the vault. Immediately afterward, Scott’s green Jaguar was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Scott stole $110,200 from Commerce Bank, 9155 N.W. Hwy. 45, Parkville, on Jan. 27, 2010. Scott and co-defendant Woodrow McCoy, 38, of Kansas City, were both armed when they entered the bank. One of the robbers, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, forced customers and bank employees into the vault room, told them to lie on the floor and ordered the vault to be opened. The second robber, armed with a large revolver, hopped over the teller line and walked through the vault area, stepping on and over the people lying on the floor.
After the robbery, law enforcement officers were able to follow the money with a tracking device. A Kansas City police officer located a gold Infiniti, which tried to evade the officer and eventually crashed into a yard. Scott was arrested, and officers recovered the money taken from the bank along with two firearms and other evidence from the car.
McCoy entered the garage of a nearby resident, accosted him, took his vehicle keys and stole his Toyota pick-up truck. When he was arrested a couple of days later, McCoy had the key to the truck in his pocket. The owner of the gold Infiniti was McCoy’s girlfriend, who told officers that McCoy had borrowed the vehicle that day.
McCoy pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole for using a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. McCoy admitted that he was armed with a Baikal .380-caliber pistol and used it during the armed robbery at the Commerce Bank in Parkville. McCoy also has a prior federal felony conviction for use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Co-defendant Claude White, 57, of Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison without parole after his case was transferred to the District of Kansas, where he was charged in an unrelated bank robbery case. The court also ordered White to pay $93,296 in restitution.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce E. Clark and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Vanover. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the FBI, the Parkville, Mo., Police Department and the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.