St. Louis, MO (KSDK)
- One of the four men involved in the high-dollar heist of ATM Solutions in August 2010 was sentenced to nearly 300 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Wednesday.
Larry Newman, 20, pleaded guilty June 29, 2011 to one felony count of armed robbery, one felony count of kidnapping, and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence involving the kidnapping of two juveniles. Newman was sentenced to 294 months in prison.
In the early morning hours of August 2, 2010, four men, each armed with a firearm, forced their way inside of the ATM Solutions building on Grandel Square in Midtown. The men announced a robbery, took the weapons belonging to two guards and tied them up after forcing them to help put the money into an ATM van.
The robbers decided to steal the ATM van as well, drove that vehicle to a garage on Page Avenue, and emptied the van. Some money was hidden in an attic at the garage and some was brought to a storage locker.
One of the robbers, Newman, received a share of the stolen money and was told he would be given more at a later time. In November, Newman contacted fellow robber Myron Kimble and another man, Marrion Dotson, to help him get more of that stolen money.
The three men concocted a plan to kidnap two young girls connected to someone involved in the robbery and hold them for ransom. Ultimately, one girl was released unharmed and Kimble agreed to exchange the other girl for $15,000. Kimble attempted to deliver the girl but was scared off by a passing motorist and fled. He was pursued by police, crashed his vehicle and escaped. The young girl was rescued and unharmed.
Kimble was sentenced to 26 years and 7 months in prison.
Two other co-defendants, John Wesley Jones and Ryechine Money, previously pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 32 and 19.5 years, respectively.