IOWA - October 01, 2015 - A man who robbed the State Bank in Calmar, Iowa in May of this year was sentenced today in United States District Court to more than seven years in federal prison.
Tyrone Wilson, age 49, from Postville, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 25, 2015, guilty plea to one count of bank robbery.
Wilson was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Wilson was sentenced to 87 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and he was ordered to make over $1400 in restitution to State Bank. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
At the sentencing hearing, the Court found Wilson entered the State Bank in May, reached across the teller counter, grabbed the teller’s wrist, and demanded the money in the teller’s drawer. Wilson then jumped onto the counter and grabbed $900 from the teller’s drawer. Wilson fled the area, spent most of the $900 on cocaine, and ultimately was arrested without incident in the Rock Island, Illinois, area. The Court’s restitution award includes the $900 Wilson robbed from the bank, over $500 in lost profits to the Bank, and prejudgment interest.
Wilson is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Vavricek and investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Calmar Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Division of Intelligence, the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office, the East Moline Police Department, the Milan Police Department, the Postville Police Department, the Decorah Police Department, the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.
Court file information available: https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 15-CR-2014.
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa
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