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Jamestown State Bank Robber Sentenced

A man who was armed with a shotgun when he robbed a bank in Cloud County has been sentenced to federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday.

24 year old Eric Lee Strait formerly of Concordia, Kan., was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison. Strait was indicted in June 2012. The indictment alleged that on November 14th 2008, Strait carried a shotgun when he robbed the Jamestown State Bank in Jamestown.

In May, 24 year old Ryan Michael Steinert of Concordia was indicted on charges of conspiring with Strait to rob the bank. The indictment of Steinert alleged the two men worked together to plan the robbery. Strait was to do the robbery alone. Steinert agreed with Strait to steal a car to use in the robbery and to destroy the car after the robbery.

On Nov. 13, 2008, Strait stole a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu in Clyde to use in the robbery. Steinert helped prepare the car for the robbery. The two would later split the proceeds of the robbery.

In July, Steinert pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery. He is set for sentencing Oct. 9.

Grissom commended the FBI, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Cloud County Sheriff’s Office and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

Story by News Director Dan Page at our sister-station KD Country 94 & Z-96.3 The Lake in Glen Elder, Kansas. http://www.kdcountry94.com

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.