KC man sentenced to 15+ years for robbing bank with hatchet - KCTV5

Kansas City man sentenced to 15+ years for robbing bank with hatchet

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A Kansas City, MO, man has been sentenced to more than 15 years for robbing an Overland Park bank with a hatchet.

Derek T. Brownlee, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery. He was sentenced Tuesday to 188 months in federal prison.

A criminal complaint filed in July alleged Brownlee was wearing a bandanna over his face and carrying a hatchet on July 1, 2013, when he robbed the Metcalf Bank, located at 7800 College Blvd.

The complaint alleged Brownlee jumped the teller's counter and demanded money. He took cash from a drawer and some personal items from a teller including a Kindle Fire and a cell phone.

When police officers spotted his car, he led them on a chase at speeds up to 90 mph before being stopped in the 8700 block of Indiana in Kansas City, MO.

He was arrested after he fled from the car on foot.

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