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Lawyer who shot Mo. Highway Patrol officer, robbed 3 banks pleads guilty

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ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) - A 64-year-old eastern Missouri attorney and businessman has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges, admitting that he was responsible for three heists last summer and shot a Missouri state trooper.

Warren J. Gladders of Wentzville, Missouri, entered the guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Sentencing is Oct. 16.

Federal prosecutors say Gladders robbed a Reliance Bank branch in Creve Coeur, Missouri, of $7,000 on July 7, 2013; the First National Bank in Weldon Spring, Missouri, of $5,000 on Aug. 2; and the First Bank of Marthasville, Missouri, of $43,000 on Sept. 20.

In all three cases, Gladders showed a gun. Gladders shot a trooper who pulled him over after the third robbery, but a bulletproof vest saved him.

Gladders is still facing state charges.

3 comments

  • rose

    The “criminal thinking” of his clients rubbed off on him, he wasn’t any better at crime than they were. He should be charged with attemped murder, that is what his intentions were, and would have been if the trooper hadn’t been wearing a vest.

    • David

      The coming state charge will be one of assault 1st on LEO….this is attempted murder in a nutshell

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