Man Sentenced For Several Bank Robberies In Two States
WACO, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man who robbed more than a dozen banks has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the crime spree that ended in Arkansas.
Richard Wayne Swicegood of Waxahachie (wahks-uh-HA'-chee) was sentenced Wednesday in Waco.
Swicegood in January pleaded guilty to 13 counts of bank robbery. Some businesses were robbed multiple times. He must also repay nearly $120,000.
The robberies began in 2011 and stretched until July 1, 2014, when an Arkansas trooper stopped Swicegood's vehicle. The trooper recovered a fake gun and $16,000 stolen from Summit Bank in Benton, Arkansas.
Swicegood held up Temple Santa Fe Community Credit Union in Temple three times — in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The other robberies were in Round Rock, Salado (suh-LAY'-doh), Lampasas (lam-PA'-sis), San Antonio, Wichita Falls and Tyler.