Ex-lawyer who robbed banks gets 45-year sentence
WARRENTON, MO (AP) – A former lawyer who robbed three banks and shot at a Missouri trooper has been sentenced to 45 years in prison on state charges.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the sentence handed down Thursday for 65-year-old Warren Gladders will run consecutively to the sentence of more than 24 years for the same crimes in federal court. Gladders was sentenced on the federal charges earlier this month.
Court documents and a business partner suggested that Gladders, of Wentzville, had money trouble.
Gladders robbed banks three banks in the summer of 2013. After the robbery of the First Bank in Dutzow on Sept. 20, 2013, a trooper tried to pull him over, leading to a gun battle. Gladders was shot in the leg. A bullet-resistant vest saved the trooper.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com