Collinge sentenced for bank robbery


By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



A Grayson County man and his accomplice were sentenced to years in prison for a 2014 bank robbery.

33-year-old Justin Matthew Collinge, of Leitchfield, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison followed by a three-year period of supervised release for his role in the crime. He was also ordered to pay a $100 fine and restitution in the amount of $4,407.

Also sentenced was 55-year-old Cecilia resident Leonard Duane Sisk, who will serve two years and nine months in prison followed by a three-year supervised release. Sisk was also ordered to pay a $100 fine and restitution in the amount of $4,407.

The two men appeared in U.S. District Court on June 26 and entered guilty pleas to a single charge of bank robbery by force or violence.

According to the plea agreements, Sisk knowingly aided and abetted Collinge, who acted as the getaway driver during the Dec. 23, 20145 robbery of Westport Bank in Glendale, KY.

Sisk admitted to wearing a disguise while inside the bank; demanding money from the teller; and pointing a toy pistol, which was painted black to make it appear more realistic, at the teller.

Sisk was handed $8,815 by the threatened bank teller before exiting the bank.

Collinge admitted to driving a vehicle, which Sisk provided, to the bank and waiting for the robbery to occur before acting as the getaway driver.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ream, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with assistance from the Kentucky State Police (KSP). Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III handed down the verdict this month, and both men remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

By Brittany Wise

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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