Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Bank robbers sent to prison

Third man also sentenced

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        COVINGTON — Three Lawrenceburg men were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for their roles in the July 18 robbery of a Fifth Third Bank branch in Butler, Ky.

        U.S. District Judge Karl Forester gave the harshest sentence to Michael Farmer, 19, who supplied the gun used in the robbery and drove the getaway car, and Adam Miles, 19, who brandished the gun inside the bank.

        Both pleaded guilty in October to armed bank robbery and aiding and abetting.

        Mr. Farmer was sentenced to 117 months — or almost 10 years — in prison. Mr. Miles received a prison sentence of 82 months — or almost seven years.

        Christopher Adam Brown, 18, was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

        He never entered the bank. However, he was with the others when Campbell County police stopped them the evening of the bank robbery on a traffic charge.

        He pleaded guilty to attempting to help the two escape arrest.


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