Archive for Friday, January 24, 1992


January 24, 1992


A man arrested in October in connection with two robberies of the Wellsville Bank was transferred this week from the Federal Medical Center for Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., to the Leavenworth County Jail, according to an official with the U.S. attorney's office.

Brent Anderson, first assistant U.S. attorney, said his office was notified by the medical center that authorities with the U.S. Marshal's Office were authorized to transfer Dale Allen Robertson, 38, to the jail.

Robertson was taken to the Springfield center shortly after his arrest to undergo psychiatric and competency evaluations.

Anderson said the medical center will submit a report to Federal Magistrate Ronald C. Newman by Tuesday. Robertson will appear before the judge, who will decide whether the Olathe man is competent to stand trial.

If Robertson is determined incompetent to stand trial, he will return to the Springfield medical center, he said.

FBI officials arrested Robertson Oct. 23 at the Regency Medical Center, a convalescent care center in Olathe. He is charged with two counts of bank robbery and one count of using a firearm in connectin with the first robbery. More than $7,500 was stolen during the Wellsville Bank robberies on Aug. 23 and Sept. 4.

Robertson suffered extensive injuries when he crashed what authorities say was a stolen Toyota pickup truck Sept. 6 on Interstate 35 in Lenexa. He stayed at Humana Hospital in Overland Park until Oct. 3, when he was moved to the Olathe center.

At the time of his arrest, Robertson was on parole from prison in Lansing, where he was serving time for robbing an Olathe convenience store in 1977.

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