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Bank Robber Reaches Plea Deal

Posted On January 16, 2012
Carr

Thomas Carr seen on surveillance video

in the alleged holdup at the U.S. Bank in

Lawrenceburg last May.

file photo

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg bank robber is going to make a plea which has the potential to put him in prison for four decades.

 

Thomas Carr, 26, of Columbus, Ohio, is accused of using a handgun to hold up the U.S. Bank on U.S. 50 last May 15. Just a five nights earlier, Carr allegedly held up a nearby Speedway gas station.

 

Following the bank robbery, Carr was arrested after a vehicle pursuit on U.S. 50 as he left the bank robbery in a stolen vehicle.  He ditched the car at Hollywood Casino and fled on foot into the Oxbow preserve where he was caught.

 

Carr was slapped with a laundry list of charges: Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Theft, Criminal Confinement with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Resisting Law Enforcement (Fleeing With Vehicle).

 

Court documents show Carr has reached a plea agreement. He will plea guilty to Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, both Class B felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

 

Carr’s sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 in Dearborn Circuit Court.

 

LINKS:

 

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