March 13, 2013
A Rockaway Beach man was sentenced in federal court this week for six bank robberies, including two in Sedalia.
Kenneth D. Parker, 49, was sentenced to eight years and four months in federal prison without parole and was ordered to pay $22,362 in restitution, according to Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
According to reports, on July 30, Parker pleaded guilty to several separate federal indictments. Parker admitted that he stole $2,500 from U.S. Bank in Columbia and $9,150 from Union Savings Bank in Sedalia in September 2010.
Parker also pleaded guilty to charges in two separate cases that were transferred to the Western District of Missouri. In a case from the District of Oregon, Parker admitted to stealing $3,585 from Liberty Bank in Eugene, Ore., in July 2010; $2,203 from Umpqua Bank in Salem, Ore., and $2,385 from Key Bank in Portland, Ore., both in August 2010. In a case from the Northern District of Iowa, Parker admitted that he robbed Bank of the West in Cedar Rapids in August 2010.
These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. The case in the Western District of Missouri was investigated by the FBI, the Columbia Police Department, the Sedalia Police Department, the University City Police Department, the Brentwood Police Department and the Taney County Sheriff’s Department.