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Archive for Friday, February 12, 1999

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT TO FACE FEDERAL CHARGES

February 12, 1999

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FBI agents paid a visit to Eugene R. Breshears about 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the Douglas County Jail, taking the 24-year-old Lawrence man into custody so he could face federal charges in the robbery of First State Bank & Trust.

Breshears was indicted Wednesday on one count of bank robbery, a news release from the U.S. attorney's office said Thursday.

Police arrested Breshears about 5 p.m. Tuesday for robbing the downtown bank about 2:40 p.m. Feb. 5.

A police officer questioned Breshears shortly after the robbery. Police said an officer spotted the man Friday afternoon leaving Quinton's Bar & Deli near the bank at 615 Mass.

The officer questioned Breshears and then wrote down his name, police said. Police allowed Breshears to leave the area and later went into Quinton's and found clothing left inside that matched the description of clothing worn by the robbery suspect.

If convicted, Breshears would face 20 years in federal prison without parole.

-- Deb Gruver's phone message number is 832-7165. Her e-mail address is dgruver@ljworld.com.

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