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Springfield woman pleads guilty to robbing two metro-east banks

U.S. Bank robbed in Glen Carbon

A U.S. Bank in Glen Carbon, IL, in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO, was robbed Feb. 9. It was the second bank robbery in the metro-east on the same day.
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A U.S. Bank in Glen Carbon, IL, in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO, was robbed Feb. 9. It was the second bank robbery in the metro-east on the same day.

A Springfield woman has pleaded guilty to robbing two metro-east banks and one Springfield bank in early 2017.

Adrianna C. Frye-Williamson, 21, faces up to 20 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine, and she’ll have to pay restitution.

Wearing a hat and sunglasses, Frye-Williamson entered the Illini Bank in Springfield on Jan. 12, 2017, and handed the teller a note, saying, “This is a robbery. I have a bomb strapped to me. Large bills only,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Eight days later, on Jan. 20, she gave the teller at the National Bank in Edwardsville a similar note, without mention of a bomb. In Glen Carbon, at the U.S. Bank there on Feb. 9, she said she had a gun and was committing a robbery.

Frye-Williamson was arrested Feb. 10 in Springfield. Police found a baseball cap worn during the Glen Carbon robbery and a note that read, “This is a robbery. I have a gun.” Police also found some of the stolen money in her home, according to the release.

Frye-Williamson will be sentenced Nov. 2.

Deterick Green and Jason M. Wolf also pleaded guilty to charges in St. Clair County this week.

Green pleaded guilty July 20 to burglary charges in Cahokia and Fairview Heights, and burglary, theft and criminal damage to property charges in O’Fallon. His case was transferred to the drug court program. He stole an excavator and a track hoe from a construction site in O’Fallon in February, according to court documents, and used the track hoe to steal $50 of quarters from a coin machine at Easy Street Car Wash.

He also broke into the Power of Change Christian Church in Cahokia in May and told police he took a red powerwasher, weedeaters, a leaf blower and a vacuum.

Easy Street Auto Wash owner Bill Spiller talks about the damage to his business when a thief stole track hoe from Baxmeyer Construction and drove it a half mile just to get at the change from his car wash.

As of Aug. 9, Green remained in custody, where he’ll stay until a drug treatment bed is available for him, according to court documents.

Wolf pleaded guilty to battery Aug. 7, and domestic battery and unlawful restraint charges were dropped in the agreement.

He will have to pay a $250 fine for court costs. This conviction comes after Wolf grabbed a woman by the shoulders and prevented her from leaving the house.

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