MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois man accused of robbing a bank and credit union last year has been ordered to spend a dozen years in prison for his role in one of the holdups.
Forty-two-year-old Jeffrey Wilson of Waltonville pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Circuit Court to a felony count of first-degree robbery linked to a holdup last November of Community First Bank of the Heartland in Woodlawn.
Wilson's father has paid the $5,000 court-ordered restitution. Jeffrey Wilson's wife, 30-year-old Jessica, is charged with robbing the Jefferson County Schools Credit Union in Mount Vernon with her husband last December.
A third defendant, Ann Ramsey of Waltonville, already is serving an eight-year sentence for that robbery. In exchange for Jeffrey Wilson's guilty plea, prosecutors dropped three other counts and four traffic tickets.
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