A Kansas City man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a Leawood bank robbery last August.
Chad English, 43, was the getaway driver in the robbery and was sentenced Monday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan. He had pleaded guilty in February and on Monday received a sentence of 52 months for one count of bank robbery.
English was one of two Kansas City men convicted of robbing the Central Bank of the Midwest at 4801 Town Center Drive in Leawood on Aug. 24 last year.
The other man charged in the case, Terry Lovelady, 58, has pleaded guilty. During the robbery, Lovelady entered the bank and gave the clerk a note reading, “Hurry up. Put the $$ in the bag. No funny bizz.”
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Lovelady left the bank with cash in which employees had hidden a tracking device, which police used to find the men in a car stopped at a traffic light at 119th and Glenwood streets. The men led police on a high-speed chase that ended at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City.
Lovelady is scheduled to be sentenced July 31 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.