GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 47-year-old Bay St. Louis man is set to enter a guilty plea in the armed robbery of a Hancock Bank in Waveland, where authorities say Michael William Gardner used a crowbar as a weapon.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/yeV6PX ) U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden has set Gardner's plea hearing for 3 p.m. Monday.
Gardner faces up to 25 years in prison.
The holdup was July 14. Waveland police released surveillance photos of a man with a red bandanna covering his mouth as he jumped over a teller window. He had a crowbar in one hand and a bag of money in the other.
Police arrested Gardner the next day.
The FBI took on the case, a move that resulted in a federal indictment.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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