NEWS RELEASE FROM U.S. ATTORNEY STEPHEN MCALLISTER
A Leavenworth man was sentenced today to 154 months in federal prison for armed bank robbery.
26-year-old Damon Hammeke of Leavenworth pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on November 21st, 2017, he robbed the Country Club Bank at 2310 South 4th Street in Leavenworth. He entered the bank wearing a white jacket and black mask and carrying a handgun. He left the bank with money.
Two days later, an officer in Tonganoxie attempted to stop him for a traffic offense. Hammeke fled, leading police on a high-speed chase through Tonganoxie, Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth, Platte County, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., before they were able to stop him.