RENO, Nev. (AP) – A 28-year-old bank robber from Utah who held up a bank in St. George a few weeks after robberies in California and Nevada has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison.
A U.S. District Court judge in Sacramento sentenced Gregory James Brown of Bountiful on Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott says Brown will have to serve three years’ probation upon his release.
Brown earlier pleaded guilty to robbing Wells Fargo branches in Auburn, California last Oct. 13 and in Reno the following day. He robbed the America First Credit Union in St. George, Utah on Nov. 8.
Prosecutors say he wrote his demands on index cards and threatened the use of a gun in Nevada and Utah. In each case he fled on a motorcycle and eventually was apprehended in Phoenix, Arizona.
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