Crime

Robbery of Stilwell area bank on 199th Street brings 30-year prison term

A 40-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a Johnson County bank.

Gary Jordan and a co-defendant held up the First National Bank at 7460 W. 199th St. in the Stilwell area in March.

With Jordan driving the getaway car, the robbers led police on a high-speed chase in which shots were fired at pursuing officers. A woman and her 19-month-old child were in the car during the chase.

The car overturned on a sharp curve and the suspects were taken into custody.

Jordan pleaded guilty in federal court to bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Co-defendants Jacob Smith, 19, and Danille Morris, 27, have also pleaded guilty for their roles in the robbery and are to be sentenced in January.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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