Wednesday, November 26, 2014

STATE NEWS: Seven-Foot Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery in Franklin County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A seven-foot man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for robbing a Franklin County Bank, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, Quenemo, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on March 19, 2014, he robbed the Goppert State Service Bank at 118 East Franklin Street in Pomona, Kan.

During the robbery, he wore a black ninja mask belonging to a co-defendant’s son and carried a BB gun modified to make it look more like a real gun.

Investigators used surveillance photos and other information to identify Jeffcoat, who is seven feet tall. He was arrested two days after the robbery.

Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask for their work on the case.