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 19-year-old Jacob L. Smith on Monday in his hometown of Kansas City, Kansas. Smith pleaded guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm, and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars.
A co-defendant, 40-year-old Gary Jordan, is serving a related three-decade prison term.
In his plea, Jordan admitted that he and Smith were armed with handguns when they entered the First National Bank at 7460 W. 199th Street in Stilwell, Kan. They held tellers at gunpoint before fleeing with cash stuffed in a backpack. Jordan took the wheel of the getaway car.
They led authorities on a car chase that was nearly a half-hour long, and spanned the state line. Smith was accused of firing shots six times during the chase, and Jordan of trying to carjack another vehicle after the wreck.
The 19-month-old toddler of 27-year-old Danille Morris wasn’t hurt during the chase, but was in the car.
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.