News

“I-55 Bandit” Gets Five Years in Prison

“I-55 Bandit” Gets Five Years in Prison

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A teenage serial bank robber the FBI dubbed the “I-55 Bandit” for a series of crimes in five states has been ordered to spend five years in federal prison.

Andrew Maberry, 19,¬†of O’Fallon, Ill., was sentenced Friday.

Federal prosecutors say Maberry robbed 10 banks in Illinois, Missouri,West Virginia, Tennessee and Maryland from May of last year to the end of August. Some of the early robberies in Missouri and Illinois were near Interstate 55, prompting the nickname.

The FBI says that in each holdup, Maberry didn’t show a weapon, and no one was harmed.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

Kobe Bryant’s ‘Dear Basketball’ to get Disney treatment

KOBE472419167185

Kobe Bryant's farewell poem to basketball is going to be turned into a short film.

3 hours ago in Entertainment, Weird

Fanciful ‘Boaty McBoatface’ passed over for vessel name

19-overlay-1

Don't expect to see Boaty McBoatface on the high seas.

3 hours ago in Music

Jennifer Lopez goes country with Jennifer Nettles

jenniferlopez843570302709

The Sugarland star recruited the "Booty" singer for a song called "My House," which features on Nettles' new solo album, "Playing With Fire," due out on May 13.

4 hours ago in Music

Justin Timberlake drops new single ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’

16-overlay

The pop superstar hasn't released any music since his 2013 album "The 20/20 Experience," choosing to take some time off to enjoy life with his wife Jessica Biel their son Silas.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

Alden Ehrenreich cast as Han Solo in ‘Star Wars’ spinoff

ehrenreich260221408342

He will take on the role of Solo, previously made famous by Harrison Ford, in Disney's standalone movie about the life of the hero before he first made his appearance in 1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."