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Man wanted for bank robbery caught on parole violation

A man wanted for a Mid-Missouri bank robbery has landed behind bars after he was arrested for violating his probation.

The Moberly chief of police said Jeremy Burnett was taken into custody in Jefferson City and then transferred to the Boone County jail north of Columbia.

Back in March the FBI identified Burnett as a suspect in the hold-up at Bank Midwest in Moberly in August of 2014.

“I believe that this will hopefully make people feel a little bit more secure knowing that we are able to work with multiple agencies, including the FBI, on locating these subjects and then introducing this situation to the judicial system so it can get processed,” said Russell Tarr, Moberly’s Chief of Police.

ABC 17 News noticed his low bond amount and alerted investigators about his capture.

In October 2012, Columbia police said Burnett turned himself in and confessed to robbing three Columbia businesses the month before.

Those were Phillips 66 on Providence, The Petro Mart on Rangeline, and the adult store Passions.

Police say surveillance video connected him to all three, and he later pleaded guilty in court.

A judge sentenced him to ten years in prison for those robberies.

However, last July he was released on probation after completing a long-term drug treatment.

Exactly one month later Bank Mid West was robbed in Moberly.

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