A 20-year-old O'Fallon man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a series of bank robberies last year, including one in Edwardsville.
Andrew Maberry, known as the "I-55 Bandit" because several of his crimes took place along the interstate's corridor, pleaded guilty to robbery charges last December and was sentenced to 60 months Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He had surrendered to the FBI in St. Louis on Sept. 11, 2013.
The robberies began on May 6, 2013, when Maberry robbed Scott Credit Union in Edwardsville. According to court documents, Maberry admitted to nine other bank robberies in five states:
*US Bank in Crystal City, Mo. on May 15, 2013
*First State Community Bank in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on May 21, 2013
* Harford Bank in Bel Air, Md. on June 5, 2013
* TD Bank located in Essex, Md. on June 9, 2013
*Commerce Bank in Jefferson County, Mo. on July 2, 2013
* Wells Fargo Bank in Bel Air, Md. on July 19, 2013,
* Susquehanna Bank in Ocean City, Md. on July 24, 2013
* Huntington National Bank in Hurricane, W.V. on July 30, 2013
* Bank of Jackson in Jackson, Tenn. on Aug. 14, 2013