Criminal Justice News

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Scranton Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Bank Robbery

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Lee Meyers, age 23, formerly of Scranton, to serve 42 months in prison for his role in committing an armed bank robbery.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Meyers previously entered a guilty plea before Senior Judge Caputo and admitted to his involvement in an armed bank robbery, which occurred on May 17, 2012, at the First Liberty Bank and Trust on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton. Another individual, Micheal Massey, age 23, also of Scranton, has also entered a guilty plea in which he admitted to participating in the same bank robbery. After the commission of the robbery, Meyers and Massey were apprehended by the Pennsylvania State Police in Crawford County on May 27, 2011, after leading police on a high-speed vehicle chase.

In addition, Senior Judge Caputo ordered that Meyers be supervised by a probation officer for three years after serving his prison sentence. Meyers was also sentenced to pay restitution in the amount of $15,089.

United States Attorney Smith noted that Micheal Massey is scheduled to be sentenced on August 24, 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Pennsylvania State Police; and the Scranton Police Department. U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

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