A man from Saline County, Illinois was sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison on Wednesday for his part in an armed robbery at a bank in Carrier Mills, Illinois.
Jeffrey Scott Townsend, 43, of Stonefort, Illinois was sentenced on Wednesday to 29 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, 3 years mandatory supervised release, and ordered to pay $7,877 in restitution to First Southern Bank in Carrier Mills, Illinois.
On December 10, 2014, Jeffrey Townsend entered the Carrier Mills Bank of Marion, now known as First Southern Bank, and handed a teller a note demanding money.
Townsend then pulled out a loaded revolver and plastic bags for the money. He then left the ban.
Townsend was found guilty of armed robbery on September 24, 2015.
Due to the fact Townsend was armed with a firearm during the commission of the crime, he must be sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison.
The Saline County Sheriffs Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led the investigation of Townsend with the assistance of the Illinois State Police, Carrier Mills Police Department and Illinois Secretary of State Police.