Man sentenced for role in Kansas heist with child in SUV

March 27, 2017 - 8:06 pm

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A second man who helped rob a Kansas bank before leading police on a chase with a toddler in the getaway car has been sentenced to federal prison.

A judge sentenced Jacob L. Smith, 19, on Monday in Kansas City, Kansas. Smith pleaded guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars. A co-defendant, Gary Jordan, 40, is serving a related thirty-year prison term.

Authorities say the men held up the First National Bank in Stilwell in March of last year, then fled into Missouri with law enforcers in pursuit. Smith was accused of firing shots during the chase and Jordan of trying to carjack another vehicle after the wreck.

The toddler of Danille Morris. 27. wasn't hurt. Morris was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison.  She pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm and one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm following a felony conviction.

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