Mobridge Bank Robbery Suspect Sentenced
June 22, 2010, 9:29 AM
ABERDEEN, SD -
A Mobridge woman who robbed a bank so she would be taken to jail has been sentenced to 1 1/2 years in federal prison.
Fifty-one-year-old Sonja Brown earlier pleaded guilty to taking $6,299 from Dacotah Bank in Mobridge last Nov. 10 and could have faced up to 20 years in prison.
Authorities say Brown wanted to go to jail to be near a suspect in a different criminal case, so she could retaliate against that inmate at the request of a relative of the victim in the other case. She was drunk at the time.
Judge Charles Kornmann said during sentencing that the public doesn't need to be protected from Brown, but she needs to be protected from herself.
Brown said she is ashamed and embarrassed by what she did and apologized in court.
© 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
3/5/2014 9:55 PM
The kids were ready to start class with a substitute teacher, but then she left the room, and things went horribly wrong.
3/7/2014 10:01 AM
Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen says authorities caught up with Joshua Charles Hudson Friday morning.
3/4/2014 11:59 AM
A 22-year-old Sioux Falls man who admitted to texting and driving and killing a motorcyclist in the summer of 2012 will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon...
3/5/2014 5:42 PM
Parents are shocked at what allegedly happened inside an art class in Redfield after a teenager is left in charge.
3/7/2014 12:05 PM
State officials say one-year-old Adryan Jones died on Wednesday from injuries received in a two-vehicle crash Monday, February 24.