13 years after robbery, Missouri man jailed

Friday, September 28, 2012 | 1:14 p.m. CDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. — Thirteen years after robbing a southwest Missouri bank, a man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison.

Forty-eight-year-old Joel Lee Davis of Independence pleaded guilty Thursday to robbery and armed criminal action in the September 1999 robbery of the Bank of Macks Creek. He escaped with nearly $18,000 in cash. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for robbery and four years for armed criminal action.

The Lake Sun Leader reports Davis has been in the Camden County Jail since his arrest in 2011.

He was linked to the crime by DNA samples from a pair of pantyhose he wore over his face and a bandana he used during the robbery. DNA from that disguise was matched with a DNA sample Davis gave years later.

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