13 years after robbery, Mo. man jailed

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — Thirteen years after robbing a southwest Missouri bank, a man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison.

Forty-eight-year-old Joel Lee Davis of Independence pleaded guilty Thursday to robbery and armed criminal action in the September 1999 robbery of the Bank of Macks Creek. He escaped with nearly $18,000 in cash. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for robbery and four years for armed criminal action.

The Lake Sun Leader reports (http://bit.ly/SIfN4T ) Davis has been in the Camden County Jail since his arrest in 2011.

He was linked to the crime by DNA samples from a pair of pantyhose he wore over his face and a bandana he used during the robbery. DNA from that disguise was matched with a DNA sample Davis gave years later.

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Information from: Lake Sun Leader , http://www.lakesunleader.com/

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