Bank robber gets 20 years in prison

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Gary Mays
Thursday, May 19, 2011
— A Rockford, Ill., man arrested in Rock County after an Illinois bank robbery was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison.

Monare Moore, 24, was the last of three suspects sentenced in federal court for the June 2010 Orangeville, Ill., bank robbery.

“I think they all got what they deserved,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Pedersen, who prosecuted the case.

Moore; Joseph Anderson, 27; and Damarceo Paschol, 24, entered Orangeville Community Bank at about 10 a.m. June 25. All were carrying firearms, including a rifle.

They demanded money and fled the bank, eluding Stephenson County, Ill., deputies as they sped north on Illinois Highway 26 across the state line and into Wisconsin.

After colliding with a vehicle in Monroe, they again eluded authorities and headed east on Wisconsin Highway 11.

A deputy spotted them as they entered Brodhead, but police waited to apprehend the suspects to avoid an armed confrontation in town.

The chase, which extended about three miles into Rock County, reached speeds of 90 mph. Deputies used squad cars to force the suspects’ vehicle to a stop on Highway 11 near South Severson Road.

The suspects fled on foot into nearby farm fields.

One of the three was reportedly struck by a squad car, causing minor injury, and the other two were caught just before 11 a.m. with help from a police dog.

Moore pleaded guilty in January to charges stemming not only from the Orangeville robbery but also the robbery of Holcomb State Bank in New Milford south of Rockford.

Moore o was ordered to pay $109,929 in restitution to Holcomb State Bank.

Moore was not ordered to pay restitution to the Community Bank in Orangeville because all of the stolen proceeds were recovered at the time of his arrest, according to a joint statement issued Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the Stephenson Sheriff’s Office and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.

Anderson also pleaded guilty to both armed robberies and was sentenced April 4 to 23 years and 8 months in prison and ordered to pay the same restitution as Moore.

Paschol pleaded guilty only to the Orangeville armed robbery and was sentenced March 7 to 90 months in prison and fined $1,000.

Last updated: 5:11 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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