KANSAS CITY, MO – An Ottawa, Kansas man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing a Mound City bank.
Forty-one-year-old Marvin J. McWhorter admitted that he stole $4,445 from Citizens Bank and Trust in Mound City on December 21, 2022. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, McWhorter approached a teller station and directed the teller to give him all the money in the drawer. He was holding what appeared to be a handgun. He then ran out of the bank and drove from the area.
The next morning, McWhorter called a towing company to request a tow of a vehicle in Forest City. The towed vehicle was recognized as the one matching the description of the bank robbery suspect the day before. The Holt County Sheriff’s Department responded and took McWhorter into custody. They seized $3,813 taken from the bank robbery as well as ammunition, but no firearm.
McWhorter is subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.