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Leavenworth man sentenced for armed bank robbery

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.


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