Fulton man sentenced to 30 years for bank holdups

Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 5:55 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A mid-Missouri man is going to federal prison for 30 years for a pair of bank robberies and a shootout with officers during a chase after the second holdup.

The U.S. Attorney's office said 29-year-old William Alan Wolfe of Fulton was sentenced Thursday. He was also ordered to pay more than $42,000 in restitution to the banks.

The armed holdups took place a week apart in July 2009.

Wolfe pleaded guilty in April to stealing more than $25,000 at gunpoint from the Bank of Brookfield in the north-central Missouri town of Winigan. He also admitted robbing the F and C Bank in Holden of more than $12,000 and firing at law enforcement vehicles during the ensuing chase.

A co-defendant, 20-year-old Michael A. Leak of Columbia, was sentenced earlier this year to more than 15 years in prison.

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