Man gets 10 years in federal prison for Montana bank robbery

BILLINGS, Mont. - A U.S. District Court judge in Montana sentenced a man accused of robbing a bank to 10 years in federal prison - a sentence that is longer than the guideline range and nearly double the low end of the range.

David William Reeks, 47, apologized in court on Wednesday, but Judge Susan Watters noted his criminal history when considering his sentence.

Reeks was previously convicted of robbing a casino, for which he served about 10 years in state prison. He pleaded guilty in April to a Jan. 31 Montana bank robbery at Valley Federal Credit Union. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Watters dismissed a second bank robbery charge for allegations that he also held up Little Horn State Bank on Jan. 10.

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