Kentucky man sentenced for W.Va. bank robbery
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for robbing a West Virginia bank.
Prosecutors say in a news release 62-year-old Steve Ray Meeks of Louisa, Kentucky, was sentenced in federal court in Huntington. Meeks previously admitted the theft of $32,000 last January from the Community Trust Bank in Fort Gay.
The statement says that during a police pursuit into Kentucky, Meeks threw large sums of cash out of his vehicle’s window.
A BB gun he brandished during in the robbery was later found along a path where he initially fled on foot.