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Three sentenced in 2010 Bank robbery
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The three local people charged with the August 2010 robbery at the Liberty branch of Liberty State Bank pled guilty before Judge David Patterson Friday in criminal court.Craig Hill, 40, Ricky Estes, 46, and 27-year-old Roxanna Landis all faced charges in the case, and pled guilty under negotiated settlements.All three were indicted on aggravated robbery charges in April 2011. Hill received a 10-year sentence to serve in the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) as a range III offender after pleading guilty to the robbery, in which $6,000 was taken.He was given jail credit of 559 days, and the term will run concurrently with any other sentence against him.Estes, who pled guilty to facilitation of aggravated robbery, received a six-year term in special needs as a range I offender.He was given jail credit of 553 days, and the sentence will run concurrently with a violation of probation case.Landis pled guilty to facilitation of attempted aggravated robbery, receiving a five-year TDOC sentence, suspended upon time served.She was given jail credit of 123 days, and will be on probation supervised by community corrections.Hill, who was identified through bank video surveillance video to be the person who entered the bank and committed the robbery, turned himself in at the DeKalb County Jail 11 days after the Aug. 3, 2010 robbery.According to the sheriff’s department, Hill turned himself in on a violation of probation warrant.When questioned, he reportedly admitted his involvement in the bank robbery.Estes and Landis were subsequently taken into custody on Aug. 20.According to the arrest warrant, Hill entered the bank and gave the teller a note that read; “Give me the money in 20s and 100s, I have a gun.”Estes was accused of helping plan the robbery and driving the get-away car.Landis was a passenger in the get-away vehicle, and all three reportedly shared in the proceeds of the heist.Meanwhile, Amy Ford, 33, pled guilty to initiation of a process to manufacture meth.Ford received an eight-year sentence to be served at 30 percent, must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment, and was fined $2,000 She was given credit for 169 days served, and the sentence is to run concurrently with a probation violation case.Travis D. Rich, 24 pled guilty to promoting the manufacture of meth.Rich was given a two-year sentence, and must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment. He was given credit for 170 days served, and was fined $2,000.The sentence will run concurrently with a violation of probation case.William Ray Roller, Jr., 40, also pled guilty to promotion of the manufacture of meth.Roller received a two-year sentence, was fined $2,000, and was given credit for 305 days served.Brandon Thomas, 26, pled guilty to initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine.Thomas was given an eight-year sentence on community corrections probation.He was fined $2,000 and assessed for the cost of cleanup.Jessica R. Bogle, 26, pled guilty to promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and received a three-year sentence suspended to 29 days served.The balance is to be served on community corrections, and she was fined $2,000.James W. Goodman, 37, pled guilty to manufacture of methamphetamine.Goodman was given a three-year sentence to serve supervised by community corrections, and was fined $2,000.Kathy Roller, 42, pled guilty to promotion of the manufacture of meth and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance for resale.Roller received a three-year sentence to serve in each case, and the terms will run concurrently.She was fined $2,000 and given credit for 224 days served.David Anderson, 42, pled guilty to promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine.Anderson received a two-year sentence suspended to state probation, and must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment.He was fined $2,000 and given 170 days of credit for time served.Michael Shane Wilcher, 39, pled guilty to the misdemeanor offense of unlawful photographing.He was granted judicial diversion on supervised probation for 11 months, 29 days.Wilcher must perform eight hours of community service.Amy Rachel Vanatta, 40, also pled guilty to unlawful photographing and was granted judicial diversion on supervised probation for a period of 11 months, 29 days.She must perform eight hours of community service as well.Daniel Mayo, 41, pled guilty to possession of a Schedule II controlled substance for resale and driving under the influence, receiving a three-year sentence for the drugs and 11 months, 29 days for the DUI.The terms were all suspended to supervised probation except for time served, and will run concurrently.Mayo was fined $2,000 and was given credit for 246 days served.Wanda Mathis, 40, pled guilty to delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance.Mathis was given a three-year sentence on TDOC probation, and must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment.She was fined $2,000 and must make $50 restitution to the Smithville Police Department.Matthew Wilbur, 23, pled guilty to sale of a Schedule VI controlled substance and was given a two-year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation.He was also fined $2,000.Bradley Shane Redman, 29, pled guilty to assault.Redman received an 11-month, 29-day sentence to be served on probation.The term will run concurrently with a state probation case.Emily Fare, 23, pled guilty to aggravated assault, receiving a three-year sentence on probation.Fare must complete anger management classes, and is under a restraining order to stay away from the victim.Scott Ferrell, 47, pled guilty to theft over $500.Ferrell was given a two-year sentence , which was suspended to supervised probation.The term will run consecutively to a violation of probation case.Paul A. Willingham, 32, pled guilty to aggravated criminal trespassing.Willingham received a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, and will be on supervised probation.

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