Private Detective: Two Defendants Plead Guilty to Bank Robbery

Two defendants pleaded guilty on June 26, 2015, in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to a single charge of bank robbery by force or violence announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Leonard Duane Sisk, age 54, of Cecilia, in Hardin County, Kentucky, and Justin Matthew Collinge, age 32, of Leitchfield, in Grayson County, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to the December 23, 2014 robbery of the Westport Bank in Glendale, Kentucky.

According to the plea agreements, on December 23, 2014, defendant Sisk, knowingly aided and abetted by defendant Collinge, who acted as the getaway driver, robbed the West Point Bank. Sisk admitted to wearing a disguise while inside the bank, to demanding money from the teller, and to pointing a toy pistol at the teller which was painted black. The teller handed Sisk $8,815.00. Collinge admitted to driving a vehicle provided by Sisk, to the bank and to waiting for the robbery to occur, before acting as the getaway driver subsequent to the robbery. Further, Sisk acknowledged his role in the robbery to detectives of the Kentucky State Police on January 5, 2015.

If convicted at trial, the defendants could have been sentenced to no more than 20 years in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled before Senior Judge Simpson on September 11, 2015, in Louisville.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ream and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with assistance from the Kentucky State Police.

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