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Columbia man gets 15 years in federal prison for bank robbery

Drake Stockton-Kenney
Columbia Police Department
Drake Stockton-Kenney


A federal judge in Jefferson City sentenced a Columbia man to 15 years in prison Monday for a Boonville bank robbery.

Drake A. Stockton-Kenney, 32, was sentenced after pleading guilty to a single count of bank robbery. He is already serving a state sentence in a separate robbery case and his federal sentence will begin after that, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office.

Stockton-Kenney pleaded guilty last October to stealing more than $22,000 from Alliant Bank in Boonville in June 2021. Prosecutors say he pointed a 9mm handgun at employees, made them put money in a white bag and had them lie on the floor and count to 60 as he left the bank, according to the release.

A witness saw Stockton-Kenney's vehicle and authorities tracked him down using a license plate reader on Interstate 70, the release says.

Prosecutors say Stockton-Kenney was involved in a string of robberies around the state from April to June 2021, including businesses in Moberly, Mexico, Marshall, Hannibal and Pilot Grove. The robberies began just weeks after he was paroled for a robbery conviction, according to the release.

He will not be eligible for parole with Monday's sentence.

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