Man Pleads Guilty to 2010 Bank of the West Robbery, 5 Others
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has pleaded guilty to a half-dozen bank robberies, including two in his home state and others in Oregon and Iowa.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 48-year-old Kenneth Dewain Parker, of Rockaway Beach, entered the pleas Monday in federal court in Jefferson City. The out-of-state prosecutions had been transferred to Missouri.
Parker's holdup spree began July 30, 2010, in Eugene, Ore. He robbed the Bank of the West in Cedar Rapids on August 31, 2010, and ended about six weeks later with a robbery at a bank in Sedalia, Mo.
In between, he robbed banks in Salem and Portland, Ore. and Columbia, Mo.
The amount stolen in Iowa was not disclosed. Prosecutors said the other holdups netted amounts ranging from about $2,200 at Umpqua Bank in Salem, Ore., to more than $9,100 at US Bank in Columbia.
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