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Bank robber draws 12 1/2-year prison term

A Chanute man has been sentenced to more than 12 1/2 years in prison for bank robbery, federal prosecutors said today.

Joal William Goodwin, 36, had earlier pleaded guilty to the June 24, 2009, robbery of the Commercial Bank at 1315 S. Santa Fe in Chanute.

Prosecutors said Goodwin entered the bank, told a teller to empty a cash drawer into a bag and left the bank with $3,168.

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