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Kankakee man gets prison time for attempted bank robbery


A Kankakee man that was planning to rob two banks in the city has been sentenced to more than 15 and a half years in federal prison.

26-year-old Nevin L. Lenton was sentenced last week and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Urbana announced it yesterday. Lenton pleaded guilty to attempted bank robbery, attempted aggravated bank robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. Lenton's first robbery attempt was in September of 2012.

He entered the bank with a pellet gun and was wearing a bandanna around his face. On the way into the bank he slipped and fell, dropped his pellet gun and fled when a security guard drew his weapon. Lenton was eventually arrested a month later while traveling to another bank. This time he had two firearms and an undercover officer posing as an accomplice.

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