Sentence handed down in attempted bank robbery case
Second defendant will be sentenced April 8.
By Jan Rahn
One of two defendants in an attempted robbery of the Farmers State Bank in Wallace was sentenced last week.
Tracy Black, 53, of Evanston, Wyo., entered a no contest plea and was sentenced by Judge Donald Rowlands in District Court in Lincoln County on March 25.
Black was sentenced to one-and-a-half to three years in prison for his role as driver of a getaway vehicle in the attempted robbery on Aug. 13, 2012.
Black’s accomplice, Drew Steier, 21, also of Evanston, Wyo., is awaiting sentencing on April 8.
Steir entered a no contest plea on March 12, and the same sentence is recommended by the county attorney’s office.
Steier entered the Farmers State Bank in Wallace wearing a mask and wielding a BB gun. He demanded money and was told by a bank teller that the money was locked up in the vault, whereupon he left the bank and he and Black drove out of town.
The Ford F-250 pickup they were driving was stopped north of Imperial about an hour later and both men taken into custody.