Missouri man pleads guilty to Osage City bank robbery

Bank surveillance photo shows Hunter Prewitt as he was robbing Landmark National Bank, Osage City.

WICHITA, Kan. – A Missouri man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank in Osage City, Kan., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Hunter Lee Prewitt, 28, of Mountain Grove, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. He admitted he robbed the Landmark National Bank at 106 S. Sixth St., in Osage City, on Jan. 25, 2017.

Prewitt gave a teller a note saying: “This a robbery. Give me all one hundreds, fifties and twenties.”

He left the bank with cash and drove away in a white pickup truck.

Starting with a description of the truck, investigators obtained video surveillance photos and followed Prewitt’s movements including a stop at a gas station in Osage City before the robbery and a pawn shop in Lyndon, Kan.

The Missouri Highway Patrol used that information to identify a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup registered to Prewitt. A crime intelligence analyst with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of law enforcement tag readers and he found more information on Prewitt and the truck. Prewitt was arrested Feb. 14, 2017, outside of Springfield, Mo.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 18. Bank robbery carries a penalty of up to 20 years in a federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

The case was investigated by the FBI, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag.

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