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Mo. man sentenced to federal prison in attempted bank robberies

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at 9:12 p.m.

A Missouri man received more than 17 years in federal prison in a pair of attempted bank robberies, including one in Kansas.

Daniel Lee Waddell, 29, of Carthage, was given the 210-month sentence after pleading guilty to robbery attempts at Citizens State Bank in Kincaid on March 5, 2013, and Corner Stone Bank in Langan, Mo., on July 2, 2012.

In his plea, Waddell admitted he and another man, Stephen Hudson, had plans to rob the Kincaid bank but found the doors locked when Waddell tried to go inside. The pair drove away from the bank, but law enforcement chased them, Grissom said; Waddell fired upon the officers before their arrests.

In the 2012 attempt at Corner Stone Bank in Langan, Mo., Waddell admitted he approached a teller window while armed with a SKS Chinese rifle, shouted commands, then fled when bank employees ducked to the floor and activated an alarm. Hudson, Grissom, said, drove the getaway car.

Hudson, Wadell’s co-defendant, is awaiting sentencing in the case.

Waddell told investigators that he secured the firearms used in the robbery attempts while he helped with tornado cleanup in Joplin in 2011.

Kincaid, a town of about 120, is in Anderson County.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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