A judge in Omaha on Friday sentenced a 33-year-old man to 13 years and five months in federal prison for an armed bank robbery Nov. 22 in Malmo, a town northeast of Wahoo.
Jonathan Franklin is the first of four people accused of the robbery to be sentenced. He pleaded guilty to bank robbery and aiding and abetting the brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence.
U.S. District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. sentenced him Friday to the prison time, plus five years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $23,100 in restitution.
Franklin got another three years and a month for violating supervised release on a prior robbery conviction.
Two others, James Dismuke and Vincent McGee, have pleaded guilty and are set for sentencing.
Corita Burnett is set for trial.
In a news release, the U.S. Attorney's Office says on Nov. 22, Franklin and the others indicted were involved in robbing the Security Home Bank in Malmo. Franklin organized the participants and planned the robbery. Dismuke went into the bank with a firearm and wearing a black ski mask and gloves. Franklin was stopped a short time after the robbery and officers found a mask and two loaded handguns in the trunk of his car.