Bank robber sent to prison

Published 10:17 am Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Kentucky man who tried and failed to rob an Ironton bank was sentenced to prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Dustin Egbert, 28, of 60 Jeremiah’s Court, Greenup, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempt to commit robbery and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a hoax weapon of mass destruction.

According to Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson, Egbert tried to rob the Liberty Federal Bank on Park Avenue on Dec. 27, 2010, by sending a note through the drive-through demanding money, showing what he claimed was an explosive device. The tellers did not give Egbert any money and the man fled, but was arrested three days later in Lewis County, Ky.

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Judge D. Scott Bowling accepted Anderson’s request to give Egbert the maximum penalty for his crimes, a total of three years in prison.

The three-year prison term will run consecutively with a six-year prison sentence handed down from Scioto County.

Earlier this month, Egbert pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree robbery of the Charter One Bank in Portsmouth. The man robbed the bank on Dec. 11, 22 and 27, where he also claimed he had an explosive device.

Egbert will spend a total of nine years in prison in the Ohio State Penitentiary system.

In other cases:

• Eloise Elswick, 46, of 275 N. Third St. Apt. 417, Ironton, denied community control sanctions violations. Bowling set a trial Dec. 12.

• Stanley Sharp, 45, of 2545 County Road 15, South Point, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of notice of residency change and a CCS violations.

Sharp pleaded not guilty to the felony charge and denied the violations through his attorney Scott Evans.

Bowling set a pretrial and a CCS trial Dec. 12.

• Carl Carpenter, 38, of 3811 County Road 31, Chesapeake, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of breaking and entering. Carpenter pleaded not guilty through his attorney Philip Heald, who was filling in for Mike Davenport.

Bowling set bond at $20,000 cash or surety plus a $20,000 own-recognizance bond and set a pretrial for Dec. 19.