Archive for Saturday, October 13, 2001

Suspect in bank robbery free on parole

October 13, 2001

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Stephan Andrew Young, 47, had been in federal prison in Rochester, Minn., after his 1999 conviction in Kansas City, Kan., in connection with a bank robbery, court records show.

He was still under federal supervision when arrested following the Sept. 29 robbery in Lawrence, according to the records.

Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Catherine Walter ordered Young to remain in federal detention pending outcome of his case. Young waived his right to a hearing on whether he would remain in custody.

Young moved to Lawrence in August, according to an affidavit by FBI Special Agent Stephen Smith.

Young had worked at Eudora Nursing Home in early September and then the Goodwill store near the bank, according to the affidavit.

According to authorities, a man walked into the bank, saying "I'm here and this is a robbery." No weapon was displayed.

A teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

Young was arrested four days later after an anonymous tip, according to the affidavit. He has been indicted on a charge of using intimidation and force to rob the bank, and he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

A second suspect was reportedly waiting in the bank lobby, but no other arrests have been made.

-- Staff writer Scott Rothschild can be reached at (785) 354-4222.

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