Local man accused of bank robberies, shooting trooper

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A Wentzville, Mo. man has been indicted for armed bank robberies and shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Warren J. Gladders is accused of committing the crimes between October 2012 and September 2013. After the final bank robbery, Gladders was captured by a MSHP trooper. During the arrest, Gladders is accused of firing four rounds at the trooper. One of the rounds struck the trooper in his bullet-resistant vest.

The trooper returned fire, striking Gladders.

If convicted, Gladders faces up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000 for each armed bank robbery charge. He faces up to life in prison for use and discharge of a firearm. He also faces up to 10 years in prison for possessing an unregistered "sawed-off" shotgun.


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