Friday, August 26, 2016
KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Two men were charged in U.S. District Court here Thursday with robbing a Leawood bank, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
Terry Lovelady, 57, Kansas City, Mo., and Chad English, 42, Kansas City, Mo., were charged with one count of bank robbery. A criminal complaint alleges that on Aug. 24, 2016, Lovelady robbed the Central Bank of the Midwest at 4801 Town Center Drive in Leawood and fled in a getaway car driven by English. The robbers led police on a high speed chase, running red lights and cutting off other drivers. Eventually, the getaway car jumped a curb, rolled down a hill and came to a stop in a parking lot at St. Joseph Medical Center. The robbers fled the car on foot and were soon arrested.
If convicted, the defendants face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI and the Leawood Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.