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Ramsey bank robber gets 20 years

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

About two months after pleading guilty to the robbery of First National Bank in Ramsey last November, a Springfield man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Jason M. Echols, 33, was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Benton.

Courtney Cox, a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, said that the 20-year sentence will run consecutively with an 11-month sentence imposed in federal court for violating the terms of supervised release in that district.


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