Topeka A Colorado man has been indicted on charges of robbing a bank in Lawrence U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today in a news release.
A federal grand jury in Topeka has returned an indictment charging Matthew W. Headley, 37, of Canon City, Colo., with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on Sept. 5 Headley robbed the US Bank at 1807 W. 23rd St.
If convicted, Headley faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Headley, a former Lawrence resident, was arrested Sept. 6 by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers while traveling west on Interstate-70.
According to police, a man entered the bank the day before and gave a teller a note demanding money. Employees complied with the demand and the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
In 1998, Headley pleaded guilty to robbing Taco John's, at 1101 W. Sixth St., and a local liquor store. He was released from a federal prison in 2007.