Robbery suspect wrecks truck at Missouri college

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FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) -An Arizona man is hospitalized with serious injuries and facing charges after allegedly robbing a southeast Missouri bank before wrecking his truck on a college campus.

Court records show that 45-year-old Stephen Barrientez is charged with robbery, armed criminal action and theft. He is jailed on $50,000 bond.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that the robbery happened Monday at First Bank in Farmington. Police Chief Rick Baker says the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Two Missouri troopers spotted the getaway pickup truck at Mineral Area College. Police say Barrientez’s truck was speeding when it overturned. He was flown to a suburban St. Louis hospital with multiple injuries.

Baker says a BB-type pistol and the stolen money were recovered.
Information from: Daily Journal,