Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bank Robber Sentenced to Federal Prison

Maxwell Wood, United States Attorney announced that Wesley Sorrow, age 38, of Knoxville, Georgia was sentenced June 30 before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. Sorrow was sentenced to 160 months (13 years, 4 months) without the possibility of parole followed by three years of supervised release.

On November 25, 2008, Sorrow entered a guilty plea to one count of bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113. According to the facts stipulated in Court, Sorrow admitted to robbing the BB&T Bank located on Mercer University Drive, Macon, Georgia. Sorrow entered the bank and presented a note stating that the bank was being robbed and demanded $2,000.00. Sorrow received funds from the bank teller and fled the bank. Sorrow was later apprehended by members of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office. Forensic evidence examined by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) linked Sorrow to the bank robbery.

United States Attorney Maxwell Wood stated that: "This case serves as an excellent example of how cooperation among law enforcement agencies can result in dangerous bank robbers being caught, prosecuted and sentenced to prison for a very long time."

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