Missouri Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Bank Robberies

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A lawyer and business owner from Wentzville pleaded guilty to federal charges and admitted to robbing three Missouri banks and shooting a Missouri state trooper who was pursuing him after the final robbery and was saved by his bullet-resistant vest.

Warren J. Gladders, 64, robbed the Reliance Bank in Creve Coeur of about $7,000; took about $5,000 from First National Bank in Weldon Spring and robbed the First Bank in Marthasville of about $43,000. After the third robbery last year, Gladders was spotted by a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper based on a description of his vehicle given by witnesses.

Gladders still faces state charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer, first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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